Ending statewide, comparable, annual testing is an overreaction that creates more problems than it solves.
For the first time, we are able to show that vouchers may have a long-term positive impact on college graduation rates.
In an Ed Week commentary, James Delisle explains why differentiated instruction doesn’t work.
For all the hoopla, just a handful of states have proposed significant changes to Common Core, and none of them has written higher standards.
In the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Brad Wolverton tells the story of a former college basketball coach with a lucrative side business helping hundreds of college athletes cheat their way through online courses in order to maintain their eligibility to compete in the NCAA.
Veteran NPR reporter Claudio Sanchez identifies six education stories to watch in the year ahead.
By going back to the tried-and-true rhetoric of class size reduction, the teachers union would like to distract attention from any alternative school improvement policies.
Standards for any subject are most effective when used not to drive lesson planning on any given day, but rather the selection of a clear, teacher-friendly, coherently developed curriculum.
Here are some of the pieces—about Common Core and education at large—I wish I’d written in 2014.
In Korea, teachers at online cram schools called hagwons, which prepare students for college entrance exams, can earn millions of dollars.
Researchers need to find better ways to study non-cognitive skills like conscientiousness, self-control, and grit.
A new report ranks which countries get the best bang, in terms of student outcomes, for the government buck.
Eric Jaffe picks the rapid advance of Google’s self-driving car as one of the biggest transportation breakthroughs of 2014.
In Massachusetts, Governor-elect Charlie Baker named Jim Peyser as state education secretary.
A social scientist analyzes whether Christmas affects test scores
We must stop trying to teach reading the way we teach math.
In the Washington Post, Emily Badger describes the dramatic changes in family structure that have taken place in the U.S. over the past 50 years.
There seems to be growing enthusiasm for adopting competency-based approaches, but there are some philosophical and practical areas that administrators are still grappling with.
Will Republicans eliminate No Child Left Behind’s annual testing requirement? They should eliminate the teacher evaluation mandate instead.
Teach for America has notified its partner districts that it is on track to train a smaller corps of teachers this year, possibly falling short of demand for its teachers by 25 percent.