What does it take for charters to achieve success with kids who have disabilities? Something not so different from what works with low-income kids.
Could more states join Indiana in dropping the standards?
A new study uses survey data from 900 school board members in 419 school districts.
When we talk educational technology, there’s far too much excited talk about big purchases of tablets or assessment systems and far too little about just what educators and students are supposed to actually do with these.
Two giants of the blogosphere, Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic, have been engaging in an epic debate this month over the concept of “the culture of poverty.”
Meister High Schools are converted vocational schools that partner with companies in specific industries to create educational experiences tailored to the needs of the workforce.
According to new data from the Census Bureau, the American city is experiencing something of a renaissance, as more Americans, especially young professionals and Baby Boomers, move to the centers of the nation’s metropolitan areas.
Recent stories in the popular press have featured children burdened with an enormous amount of homework, three hours or more per night. Are these students’ experiences typical or rare?
Middle income families wanting good schools often purchase homes in good school districts that are just barely within their financial means, causing them to live hand-to-mouth.
How to raise the quality of middle schools in the district’s public schools has been a point of debate for candidates in Washington, D.C.’s mayoral race.
A bill that would raise the cap on charter schools in Boston and other urban districts has failed to advance in the Massachusetts legislature.
This morning, Politico published an attention-grabbing story about how some private schools that teach creationism receive public funding through tuition tax credits and school vouchers.
Leaders of urban school districts are telling the Obama administration that efforts to turn around low-performing schools via the $5.5 billion School Improvement Grant (SIG) program are unlikely to have much impact.
It won’t be a huge issue in the fall, but it will have repercussions thereafter.
A new private school, Basis Independent Brooklyn, will open this fall as a for-profit spinoff the BASIS charter school network.
Is exactly what we should be telling a lot of high school students.
This attack on a proposed expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship shows a remarkable indifference to basic facts.
Still more things wrong with the latest attack on a proposed expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.
Today, the U.S Department of Education released Year-Three reports on the 12 states that won funding via Race to the Top’s first two competitions.
Common Core implementation will forge ahead for the foreseeable future; but the degree to which we can overcome major obstacles like those raised by McShane and Rothman will determine the quality of the mark that is left on today’s schools, teachers, and students.
Montgomery County, Md. will overhaul its struggling alternative school program using personalized, competency-based, and online components.
We probably spent billions of dollars to get the same outcomes as if this program had never existed. And yet, these dollars continue to flow.
The Common Core is still in the very earliest phases of implementation. It isn’t yet time to pay much attention to the score; instead, we ought to work out the kinks and improve the fundamentals.
Teacher pensions, school productivity, virtual school accountability, and more
A new study finds that has found that students attending charter schools in Los Angeles are making greater academic progress than students in nearby traditional public schools.