Why are prominent conservatives criticizing a set of rigorous educational standards?
Even in the face of substantial program attrition, students who were in the MPCP in 9th grade in 2006 graduated from high school, enrolled in college, and persisted in college at rates higher than similar students in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)
If an employer can’t differentiate between their employees, they’re likely to treat them all as interchangeable widgets when it comes time to decide on how to help them improve, how much to pay them, or which ones should be retained.
The news – about the performance of NYC public high schools since 2003 – was almost uniformly very good. Over the next few days, not a single story appeared in the major press.
As schools across the country adopt blended-learning models, a few clear trends are settling in, and some groups continue to help schools push the design envelope on what’s possible for students.
Diane Ravitch is angry. She is upset because parental school choice is thriving in Milwaukee.
In Sunday’s New York Times, Thomas Friedman praises the work of Tony Wagner, whose new book, Creating Innovators, argues that the goal of education today should be to make every child prepared to innovate and to invent their own jobs.
Interstellar allows students anywhere to compete in real-time against similarly skilled competitors, in pick-up games if they like but also in structured leagues and tournaments.
According to news reports, New Jersey governor Chris Christie is on the verge of announcing that the state will take over the deeply troubled Camden school district.
As Sal Khan explained how his team is setting up its network, it reminded me that those who are discounting the long-term value of entities such as the Khan Academy and Knewton may be making a significant mistake.
Anyone who knows a teenager understands how hard it is to get into a good college these days.
The stories of these historical giants have three associations particularly relevant to our work.
The U.S. Department of Education just announced more SIG money going out the door.
A useful new report from Public Agenda and the Kettering Foundation underscores the painful divide between parents and education reformers on the crucial topic of what to do about bad schools.
In “Breaking Down School Budgets: Following the Dollars Into the Classroom,” published in Ed Next in 2009, Marguerite Roza analzyed the financial data produced by school districts to determine how much money was making its way to which classrooms.
We spend a lot on professional development, yet hardly any of it actually appears to make teachers better.
According to a study released today by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 82 percent of students in teacher training programs are white.
If I could go back in time and begin my stint at an SEA all over again, I’d dedicate more energy to educator-preparation policy for three reasons.
In the Washington Post, Jay Mathews writes about a new Brookings report that traces the decline and re-birth of ability grouping in schools.
A new study finds that low-income students with high grades and test scores rarely apply to top colleges.
A new study finds that home-schooled students get about 90 minutes per night more sleep than students attending public or private schools.
In Slate, Sarah Garland writes about efforts to make gifted classes more inclusive.
A review of Sarah Carr’s ‘Hope Against Hope’
The AEA and other Alabama choice opponents had better pray for a miracle, or prepare for the country’s newest tax credit program to become law.