Richard Whitmire looks at the evolving competition between district schools and charter schools in Washington, D.C. in an op-ed in the Washington Post.
Perhaps the historic coupling of the NEA and the Democratic Party is loosening a bit.
Disrupting our K–12 schools or our public school districts is impossible today because there is no nonconsumption of education in this country, but helping our schools use disruptive innovation to disrupt the classroom—the way they arrange teaching and learning—is possible.
Are state pension plans a recruitment or retention incentive for teachers? It’s complicated, but many of the claims about the value of pensions don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Policymakers should learn from other states’ experience when designing their own scholarship tax credit laws.
President Obama’s policy will have a predictable effect: eliminating suspensions and expulsions as an option for school administrators.
The charter school sector has potentially valuable lessons for private school leaders.
We know for a fact that “balanced literacy” has had little effect on closing stubborn achievement gaps. So why is New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina bringing it back?
The job of a statistical agency is to provide people with data by which they can judge these things for themselves. On the preschool front, the National Center for Education Statistics has let the country down.
We’re in a period of profound change in teacher-union leadership, with more combative leaders in ascendance, But what the unions really need are leaders able to craft winning platforms with a new orientation.
The Department of Education has released a new plan to ensure that poor and minority students have equal access to effective teachers.
Why some of the most competent charters are choosing to become their own LEAs and take full responsibility for special education
One of the intellectual godfathers of the charter movement is inducted into the Charter School Hall of Fame.
Common Core supporters should be showcasing lessons that represent a sharp break with the skills-driven, all-texts-are-created-equal approach that has come to dominate too many classrooms.
Principal hiring practices continue to fall short of what is needed, effectively causing needy schools to lose out on leaders with the potential to be great.
The relative weakness of novice teachers is not proof of poor teacher preparation.
The annual convention of the National Education Association (NEA) begins on Wednesday, July 2 in Denver.
Will the new federal regulatory scheme lead to real change on the ground?
Ask a teacher about his or her first year in the classroom and you’ll hear, either with a smile or a shudder, how “nothing prepared me for my first year as a teacher.”
Balanced literacy is neither “balanced” nor “literacy,” at least not in the sense that poor kids taught to read via this approach will end up literate.
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has released the results of a national survey on education policy.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced (under pressure from the state legislature) changes that will make it easier for special-needs students to attend private school at public expense when their parents believe that public schools are not meeting the needs of their children.
In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (ED) jointly released a “Dear Colleague Letter” containing guidance for schools on avoiding discrimination against students on the basis of race when administering school disciplinary policies.
Behind the Headline: States’ Special Education Services Face Tighter Oversight by the Obama Administration
The U.S. Department of Education is changing the way it holds states accountable for the education of students with special needs to focus more on results and less on inputs.
A new study finds that many of the barriers that principals cite as impediments to change and innovation are not true impediments and could easily be circumvented.