The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation today announced that it will “pause” its $1 million annual award, the Broad Prize for Urban Education.
The cost of standardized tests, long assailed by testing critics as too high, has resurfaced in the debate over reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act currently underway in Congress.
Don’t assume that by adding blended learning, we must automatically be detracting from something else.
A new study from New York City finds that children with disabilities stayed at charter schools at a slightly higher rate than they did at traditional public schools.
What does it mean when Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul, or Bobby Jindal says he “opposes” the Common Core?
I am wary of portfolio districts, mayoral takeovers, and other proposals for a super-regulator to govern all choice and traditional schools.
People often use students eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches as a proxy for poverty, but is that a good metric, wonders Will Huntsberry of nprED.
Arizona became the first state to make passing the U.S. Citizenship Test a high school graduation requirement.
Raising the cap on Georgia’s scholarship tax credit program is an ideal way to bring freedom and excellence to K-12 education.
Many bloggers have already pronounced their likes and dislikes of Senator Alexander’s ESEA reauthorization draft, and we would like to add to that discussion.
Charter schools recognize that current teachers are increasingly mobile, so they offer teachers portable benefits.
As a major snowstorm sweeps across New England, this map shows how many inches of snow it takes for school to be cancelled in each state.
Course Access policies may be paving the way to wholly new learning experiences for students.
These articles illuminate some elements of the world of school choice that don’t always get the most attention.
Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke with Time about his views on fixing NCLB. Alexander is still struggling to make a decision on whether a revised NCLB should include annual tests required by the federal government.
Education savings accounts operate like the “partial voucher” that Milton Friedman envisioned more than a decade ago.
Elementary school English language arts classrooms have long been in the thrall of nonsensical jargon.
Here are some “talking points” that members of Congress might use when the testing issue comes up at town hall meetings and the like.
Since the Obama Administration has quietly transitioned to a normative accountability system, where schools are compared to each other rather than to some pre-determined “proficiency” benchmark, it doesn’t matter if all students appear to perform worse this year.
Policymakers seeking to improve the quantity and quality of educational options for families through private school choice programs should consider the opinions of the school leaders poised to serve those customers.
Curriculum and content matter—and for no one more than poor kids who get too little of that knowledge and vocabulary at home.