What do students learn from field trips to see live theater? As it turns out, quite a lot.
We need more nimble systems that can accommodate flexible and timely progression decisions based on clear learning objectives, transparent definitions of proficiency and a strong embedded formative assessment system.
In the News: Do ‘No-Excuses’ Charter Schools Lead to Success after High School? At One High-Profile Network, the Answer Seems To Be Yes
Many no excuses charter schools have high test scores, but critics are often skeptical that those scores will translate into outcomes that really matter.
We’re back with our annual look at who is dominating Twitter and other forms of social media in the education policy world.
The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 10 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015
A school’s approach to student discipline and classroom management is a profound reflection of somebody’s value system.
In the 1960s, the California legislature decided that aspiring teachers would have to major in an academic area other than education, but last week, Gov. Jerry Brown reversed that decision
In 2002, years before the current fervor over personalized learning, the state of Florida embraced a primitive form of the concept with its test-based promotion policy.
New York City teachers who have not found permanent jobs will be moved from the “rubber room,” where they have been paid for not teaching, into schools with vacancies whether the schools want them or not.
The editors of the Economist lay down several key precepts that are very much worth keeping in mind as we move forward.
In U.S. News, Rick Hess and Amy Cummings take a close look at the decline in support for charter schools found in last week’s EdNext poll.
For the first time, any student anywhere can take free, top-quality courses online that lead to full academic credit at 2,900 traditional colleges.
The Texas blend – legislative commitment to higher quality, better oversight, and supportive partners that help charter schools diagnose and solve problems – is a promising one.
A collaboration between a nonprofit and a city won a $10 million grant from XQ Super School Project to open Powderhouse.
In this post, I’ll discuss the third step, rethink the conventional wisdom of the traditional and reform sectors in budgeting, programming, and parent engagement.
For district leaders, tuning out the education reform debate is the first big step in adapting to—and surviving—charter growth.
But is the parent marketplace a good enough mechanism for gauging and producing effective schools of choice?
The content that teachers deliver in the classroom matters just as much as how effectively they deliver it.
A new study evaluates whether students who are the oldest in their class have an advantage over their younger peers.
In the Washington Post, Jay Mathews considers whether any progress has been made in fixing the teacher evaluation systems that generally result in all teachers being rated satisfactory.
What New York City’s Pre-K For All initiative has meant for a charter school.
The Californians who participated in the 2017 Education Next survey of American adults have views that are different from the national sample on only a few issues.
Local control has its place—but, as Americans told Education Next, it also has its limits.
Andrew Ujifusa writes about one of the more interesting findings from the new EdNext survey on the Politics K-12 blog.
It’s time again to post our mostly-annual list of the top education policy people, organizations, and publications on social media.