New York City voters go to the polls today to choose their next mayor. What would a de Blasio victory mean for education policy?
Someday I’d like to write a book on anti-poverty efforts, and I hope it might have the title above.
Behind the Headline: Teachers are Earning Millions of Dollars Selling their Lesson Plans on the “iTunes of Education”
Erin Griffiths writes about TeacherspayTeachers, a startup that allows teachers to sell their lesson plans to each other online. This week, the company crossed the threshold of $60 million in teacher-to-teacher sales, and one teacher, Deanna Jump, has sold $2 million worth of lesson plans.
Early indications are that Louisiana’s strong accountability system is contributing to improved student results.
Four out of seven seats on the school board in Douglas County, Colorado are up for grabs on Tuesday. Current school board members in the affluent district, which is dominated by Republicans, have taken the school district in an interesting direction.
The Abe government has proposed to impose tuition charges for public high school attendance by children of wealthy families and to use the proceeds from that tuition charge to subsidize the attendance of low income children in private schools.
Is the Common Core approach really tight on the ends of education but loose on the means for accomplishing those ends?
The film American Promise, which opened in D.C. on November 1, surfaces many of difficult issues at the intersection of race, class, and gender.
Common Core standards expect English language arts teachers to do things very differently than they have in the past. Will that really happen?
ClassDojo has developed digital tools that can help teachers, parents, and students improve classroom behavior, develop good learning habits, and support character development.
Principals have many tools they can use to monitor how their students are behaving online. But can — or should — they punish students for their online behavior? In the Summer 2013 issue of Education Next, Josh Dunn and Martha Derthick looked at the legal issues involved.
Instead of being complacent about our international standings, we should focus on ways to get our students up to the top leagues.
I am not against having better learning standards, but I also believe that we cannot be distracted from more fundamental reform of our schools.
Let’s not pretend that the behavior of rich parents is somehow “bad,” even if it creates an unfortunate outcome (greater inequality).
A survey released today by Common Sense Media finds that the vast majority of young children in the U.S. are using mobile devices (like tablets and smart phones) and for much longer periods of time.
A new study found that students in 36 states outperformed the international average on math exams given through the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.
People believe major efforts aimed at high-performing students aren’t all that important because these kids will do fine without any additional “favors” from the rest of us.
It is increasingly hard to sustain the argument that test-based measures have no role to play in teacher evaluations.
Some schools and districts go to great lengths to encourage families to fill out application forms for free- and reduced-price lunches, but millions of dollars in school funding flow to schools based on free lunch enrollment numbers.
Let’s hope that the Gates Foundation and its followers reconsider their abandonment of the small schools of choice reform strategy.
It brings me no pleasure to predict that the project to create rigorous teacher evaluations by fiat is likely to fail.
The fact that Missouri’s defined benefit pension systems do not tie an individual’s contributions directly to his or her pension benefits causes numerous problems.
In the New York Times, Bill Keller writes about the shortcomings of schools of education and describes the efforts of Deborah Kenny, the founder of the Harlem Village Academies charter schools, to build a graduate education school that will be integrated with her K-12 campuses in Harlem.
In Washington, D.C., well-off and middle-class families mostly moved to the suburbs as soon as their children reached school age. Today’s young, affluent parents are increasingly willing to give the District of Columbia public schools a try.