On Wednesday, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will host an education policy summit in New Hampshire with at least six of the GOP presidential contenders. Here’s what I hope they will say.
2015 EdNext Poll Finds High Levels of Support for Testing and Little Sympathy for the Opt-Out Movement
Today Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard Kennedy School released the ninth annual Education Next public opinion poll on education policies.
In U.S. News, Robert Pondiscio worries that some credit recovery programs are a mere fig leaf covering up academic failure and inflating graduation rates.
Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.
We put teachers in a tough spot, asking them to motivate their students to excel at learning and also asking them to give their students grades.
New York state education officials said Wednesday that more than 200,000 students declined to take the state’s standardized tests this year, which represents 20 percent of those students eligible to be tested.
If the ESEA renewal processes gets across the finish line, the federal government will have much less power than it does today.
“The past two years or so have seen a boom in online news outlets covering education. New local and national sites are focusing exclusively on the subject; general-interest sites have education beat reporters or otherwise include K-12 issues in their mix.” So notes Mark Walsh of Ed Week, who goes on to describe the numerous new websites providing education news.
Next week’s Education Summit in New Hampshire will give voters a chance to learn about the Republican candidates’ views on education.
Julie Young’s new venture offers international students the opportunity to earn a dual diploma from their native country and from a U.S. accredited high school through virtual learning.
A new study looks at which teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina were laid off when principals had to reduce their teaching staffs due to budget shortfalls.
Earlier this year, Forbes released a celebration of edu-wunderkinds, its “30 under 30” in education.
A federal judge has ruled that, even though a greater proportion of minority teachers than of white teachers have failed a new licensing exam in New York, the test can still be used because it does measure skills crucial to teaching.
A new study finds that when recessions hit, both men and women are less likely to want to become teachers and instead turn to fields like accounting and engineering.
TNTP’s new report The Mirage is appropriately gloomy on the overall state of professional learning nationwide, but change is already happening in some places.
A task force in Fairfax County, Virginia, one of the nation’s largest school districts, has estimated that the district could save nearly $24 million by eliminating sports and cutting other extracurricular activities.
A report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that five out of every six middle schools and high schools nationwide start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Call for Papers: Harvard Conference on The Politics of Education Policy: An International Perspective
On May 5-6, 2016, the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University and the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich will jointly host a workshop at Harvard on “The Politics of Education Policy: An International Perspective.”
If American childhood has become a hothouse of overscheduling and stress, it’s not showing up in the data.
The College Board deserves a cheer for trying to stabilize the vessel known as Advanced Placement U.S. History
Religious and lay leaders are creating new schools, networks and governance models.
A new study by TNTP finds no evidence that any kind of teacher professional development consistently helps teachers improve in the classroom.
Are New Orleans’ schools living up to the expectation that once schools are freed from district and union contract rules and allowed to innovate, schools will work better and students will learn more?
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times writes that it’s time for changes to be made to California’s parent trigger law.