Houston-based YES Prep charter schools has released a probing analysis of its graduates’ postsecondary performance and the strategies it’s using to improve that performance.
The National Council on Teacher Quality has released its second annual evaluation of teacher preparation programs.
State education leaders will have to decide if their states are ready to move forward with consequences based on Common Core assessments.
A blended-learning high school experiments with new roles for teachers.
Why is it so hard to get education reformers to support initiatives that make high-quality private schools accessible to low-income families?
Tenure is just one part of a dysfunctional approach to human resource management in U.S. schools that needs a complete overhaul.
Early, irreversible decisions about teacher tenure have real costs for students and ultimately all of society.
Yesterday, a California superior court overturned five state laws related to the employment of teachers. Here’s what you need to know.
In California, a court struck down the state’s teacher tenure and seniority system.
The Gates Foundation announced Tuesday that it would support a two-year moratorium on attaching any consequences, for teachers or for students, to scores on new tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
What matters in education is what actually happens in 100,000 schools educating 50 million kids. That’s all implementation, and that means it matters a lot that some reforms are much more likely to suffer bumps, distortions, and problems than are others.
Are Maryland Teachers Leaving Because of the Common Core or New Teacher Evaluation Requirements? Probably Not.
There are a number of factors that may affect teacher retention in any given year. We should be wary about trying to pin down any one reason.
The fact that teachers with master’s degrees are no more effective in the classroom, on average, than their colleagues without advanced degrees is one of the most consistent findings in education research.
The New York Times’ Room for Debate focuses this week on gifted education.
Instead of hiring more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.
While many believe private schools to be “unregulated,” they already follow many regulations, regardless of their participation in a school choice program.
A new study released by the National Council on Teacher Quality Finds that about 16 percent of teachers in the cities they studied were”chronically absent,” meaning they missed 18 or more days per school year.
When we fail to right-size our reform efforts, we breed a sense of futility among teachers, parents and policymakers.
AP exams are a distinctly American solution to the problem that standards in American education are subjective and vary widely from school to school.
Common Core, MOOCs, teachers of the year, student surveys, rural education, and more
In the Washington Post, Jay Mathews praises a new book about Rocketship charter schools by Richard Whitmire.
Competency-based education offers a philosophy of how students ought to progress through material; it frees students from the lock step, age-based progressions in traditional schooling.
Choice, teacher effectiveness, charter schools, and more
In the median state, teachers must wait 24 years before their pension is finally worth more than their own contributions.
As more and more schools adopt blended learning in the years to come, the nature of teaching is going to change.