A growing number of examples show that used well, blended learning—and hence education technology—can help boost student achievement in both charter and district school settings.
The MCPS curriculum is weak when it comes to content in science and extremely weak in history.
Well-designed applications and websites have allowed consumers to review easy-to-digest information like never before. Most parents, however, lack access to the useful information they need to determine how their child’s school is performing.
Over the last month or so, there’ve been a number of notable stories highlighting the passing of the torch from urban districts to urban chartering.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Peterson looks at why it is so popular for politicians to call for more spending on schools.
Course access is a powerful tool to make particular courses available to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to take them.
Charter schools and their teachers pay the same high employer and employee contribution rates as all other schools, but higher turnover rates mean their teachers will get much less in return.
We need more opportunities for education leaders to help their peers with solutions to the problems and barriers they confront as they move toward blended learning.
The Empire Center and several other organizations have published a database of New York teacher and administrator pensions that lists the pensions and service years of every member.
When Congress convenes in lame-duck status between November and January, taking up the future of NCES would be timely.
Developing teenagers’ self-regulation may require something other than parables, slogans, inspirational banners, and encouragement from compassionate teachers.
Those who see Common Core as a curricular monoculture, a boondoggle for publishers, or a violation of local control would do well to come to Reno.
Should all students be given a college-prep curriculum? College students share their views.
Before receiving a federal grant that never needs to be repaid (as is the case with Pell grants and some loans), the recipient should demonstrate that they are worthy of support by passing an appropriate set of examinations.
Addressing the design flaws we have identified in teacher evaluation systems will bring districts closer to achieving the primary goal of meaningful teacher evaluation: assuring greater equity in students’ access to good teachers.
This testimony was presented before the Ohio House Rules and Reference Committee by Ze’ev Wurman, visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution, on Aug. 20, 2014.
Never Diet Without a Bathroom Scale and Mirror: The Case for Combining Teacher Evaluation and the Common Core
Schools should seize this window of transition—when it is safest for teachers to ask for help (and for instructional leaders to offer it)—to completely reinvent the teacher evaluation process.
Leaders & Laggards grades each state on how it’s doing in 11 areas, using an A to F scale.
Pension benefit increases have been a painless way for politicians from both parties to provide something tangible to powerful interest groups without having to pay the costs immediately.
In its first venture into the world of K-12 education, EdX announced that it will release 26 free online courses covering AP and high school level material.
Florida high school students taking Algebra or English I online perform at least as well on state math and reading tests as do students taking the same courses in a traditional format.
The moderating of the debate over the Common Core seems to be mirroring the field’s increased focus on implementation.
No one is seriously advocating for reducing the pensions of any individual teachers or retirees.
The trickle downward of university curricular mischief into our schools and other institutions continues unabated, and it’s not a problem that the College Board alone can solve.