What would it take to infuse U.S. schools with practices that actually help kids learn?
At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.
Nicholson Baker’s new book about 28 days he spent as a substitute teacher is getting a good bit of negative attention.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that all public schools in the state must delay the start of classes until after Labor Day and end the school year by June 15.
We need to focus more on why so many college-accepted high school seniors decide not to attend their chosen universities during the summer months before freshman year.
In the News: Online Education Startup, Byju’s, Becomes Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s First Investment in Asia
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic organization created by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, is making an investment in a startup in India that offers personalized learning services to students.
An increase in the number of children from troubled families reduces test scores for other students in the class and increases peer disciplinary infractions.
Educators with high hopes of preventing teen pregnancy have assigned their students computerized baby dolls, programmed to cry, coo, and make life complicated, just like a real baby. A new study finds that the program may encourage teen pregnancy.
In Washington, D.C., only 10 of the District’s more than 200 schools are offering the required amount of physical education. Researchers find that state P.E. requirements are not always effective.
A new report offers constructive recommendations for improving virtual schools—and online learning and schooling more generally.
Last week was billed as the Trump campaign’s big “education week.” If you didn’t notice, that’s okay. I don’t think Trump did either.
Parental choice in education has seen great success, and stories of students’ changed lives and parents’ and policymakers’ acts of courage are all around us.
School is back in session in many places. And yet, state test results from last spring are still trickling out.
Education reform circa 2016 is politically orphaned, loath to ask much of fair-weather friends, and too morally exhausted and intimidated by “social justice” crusaders to defend its successes.
By 84 percent to 14 percent, Americans prefer that failing schools be kept open, but research suggests that closing the schools may be better for students.
The overwhelming majority of states provide schools with few incentives to focus on their high-achieving students.
Roughly one-third of the students who took the ACT last year were judged to be ready for college. Mike Petrilli notes that college completion rates are not likely to be much higher than college readiness rates.
Our Fall 2016 issue examines surprising contradictions in school reform.
Policymakers have few useful tools to screen out “bad” teachers from the profession. The current screening tools are doing little more than unnecessarily limiting the supply of new teachers.
Instead of continuing with a complex and ineffective maze of Title I regulations, states should have the opportunity to let parents decide how to use Title I dollars.
A new study finds that school readiness gaps between rich and poor students and between white and minority students are narrowing (as measured at kindergarten entry) but that the gaps are not continuing to close after the children enter school.
Innovators stress that without effective change management, the best technology tools and the most elegant personalized learning models will come up short.
Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.