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.
In 2016 neither Jeb Bush’s Republican primary opponents nor Hillary Clinton nor even Elizabeth Warren will be able to ignore the poor state of the nation’s schools. For they will be facing a candidate with the strongest school reform credentials any presidential candidate has ever had.
A new paper describes the roles and essential competencies of blended-learning teachers and provides guidance to school leaders for recruiting and selecting blended-learning teachers.
Zhao’s writing flags the stifling nature of regulation and celebrates the creative power of entrepreneur-oriented education.
In the fantasy world that the National Institute on Retirement Security has created, state pension plans do a bang-up job of delivering benefits to workers. That’s just not the reality of the world we live in.
Three signs of homeostasis—a reversion to the old tried-and-true way of doing things.
Schools of choice can make their discipline codes clear to incoming families (and teachers); those who find the approach too strict can go elsewhere.
McLanahan and Jencks provide data showing that growing up with one parent reduces chances of graduating high school by 40 percent
To grow up as the child of well-educated parents in an affluent American home is to hit the verbal lottery.
According to a report from the Census Bureau, children who live with two married parents are much more likely to participate in extracurricular activities than children living with two unmarried parents or children living with single parents.
Some of the pedagogical models we see emerging in computer science may be a harbinger of not just what we need to teach in the 21st century, but how we may come to teach it.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights lacks any reasonable legal foundation for its adventures in educational management.
The genesis of this conference was a feeling that we in the education-reform movement might be overly focused on college as the pathway to the middle class, and not focused enough on all of the other possible routes.
inBloom, a non-profit that offered a data warehouse solution designed to help public schools embrace the promise of personalized learning, collapsed and has ceased to exist, as privacy concerns from interested parties mounted over a period of many months
For the next three months, Education Next will be running a series of articles on the state of the American family to mark the 50th anniversary year of the publication of The Moynihan Report.
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would show America that bipartisan governance is possible, even in Washington.
Having served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education from 2011 to 2014, I have had an inside view into efforts to improve Newark’s struggling school system.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has given preliminary approval to a resolution against the use of value-added analysis to evaluate teachers.