“Despite the rising presence of online credit recovery programs, there exists scant evidence as to their effectiveness in increasing high school graduation rates, or their impact on other outcomes of interest,” notes Ly Le on the blog of the Albert Shanker Institute.
Why is so little information available about which textbooks and curricula are being used?
On the Upshot, Susan Dynarski explores the tension between protecting the privacy of student data and using large data sets to determine what is working in schools.
We have already closed the gap between college readiness and college attainment.
Arguments made in a New York Times editorial against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax credit proposal do not withstand scrutiny.
Ed Next’s Rick Hess is profiled in the Summer issue of Harvard Ed. Magazine.
For most teachers, a pension won’t lead to a cushy retirement.
Instead of trying to come up with an unsatisfying compromise between pro- and anti-charter forces, legislators in New York should really be working to broker a compact between charter schools and the school district like the one Denver has. So argues Richard Whitmire in today’s New York Daily News.
Schools and teachers anywhere can download free materials from EngageNY, a comprehensive, Common Core-aligned curriculum developed by New York State.
Big trends in the economy like unemployment rates and wages have at least as big an impact on teacher mobility as specific education policy changes.
A major study on the impact of “Sesame Street” finds that the show “has delivered lasting educational benefits to millions of American children — benefits as powerful as the ones children get from going to preschool,” writes Jim Tankersley in the Washington Post.
The skills teachers need to be successful are changing and our current institutions that prepare and train teachers are woefully unprepared to support the shift.
What kind of education might work best for many (not all) kids who have holes in their hearts where their fathers should be? Or where their mothers should be? Or sometimes both?
During two days in June, 9 million Chinese high school graduates will take a college entrance test, the gaokao, that Bloomberg’s Yuling Yang calls “the SAT on steroids.”
Higher pay is one currency, but hope is just as powerful for attracting great educators to serve in the schools that need them most.
A new Nevada law will allow parents of public school students to take their child’s share of state funding and use it toward tuition or other expenses related to education at a private school, or for homeschooling.
To help school districts implement blended learning, we need to amplify the stories of places that are doing it right—and push districts to get more rigorous.
In the Washington Post, Lyndsey Layton describes a classroom demonstration organized by Success Academy on Capitol Hill.
To call attention to some district schools that have adopted blended learning and boosted student outcomes, here are profiles of six schools.
Jay Mathews reviews Caleb Stewart Rossiter’s new book Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-Poverty Schools.
There are plenty of district schools that have adopted blended learning and boosted student outcomes.
A new report examines the economic impact of meeting a goal of bringing all children up to a level of basic skills.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the body that accredits teacher preparation programs, announced last week that it would be dismissing its founding leader, Jim Cibulka.