Books like J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” force us to confront simpleminded views of the ills we seek to address and to be humble about over-optimistic schemes to set things right.
The extreme focus, teamwork, effort, and joy that drive elite winning teams are exactly what’s required to turn around our lowest-performing schools.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West compare the education plank of the Democratic party platform with what the public says it wants.
Here are some basic lessons in political science for the leadership of the ed reform movement to help them avoid political failures and electoral defeats.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
The six-student American team beat out competitors from over 100 other countries in this year’s International Math Olympiad for high school students.
Pension benefits for public school teachers (and most public employees) are far more generous than for private sector professionals.
In the News: Crash course in credit recovery yields best-ever graduation rate of 75% for L.A. schools
In December, only about half of LAUSD seniors were on track to graduate, but by June, many of those students were all caught up after taking advantage of credit recovery programs.
Are U.S. schools over-identifying children for special ed based on their race or ethnicity? The best-available studies find that the opposite is occurring.
Big transitions are underway throughout American education.
Three recommendations for policymakers in states that are wrestling to turn the rapid development of online schools into a net plus for their pupils.
DPS offers a free eight-week summer camp to all students in the district to help prevent summer learning loss.
The inherent strengths of Catholic education—a focus on values, faith formation, and academic rigor, coupled with the belief that all children can succeed—are as sturdy a foundation as they have always been.
Mr. Secretary, I am writing to suggest two very specific changes to the proposed rule that your department published regarding the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
When PBL is deployed, the object may be “deeper learning,” but the outcome is definitely narrower, potentially excluding other critical knowledge and skills.
While closing a school often sparks protests, and sometimes even legal action, a new study finds that school closures that took place in New York City between 2000 and 2014 benefited students.
In New York, slightly more students opted out of the Common Core aligned state test this spring than did last year,
The Zuckerberg gift made a massive difference in the lives of children in Newark, and continues to do so today.
Given the dysfunction of the larger system within which they must work, how much should we focus on recruiting great leaders for traditional public schools and school districts?
In the News: No Consensus Against Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations, Contra Democratic Platform
The Democratic party platform states that researchers have rejected use of test scores, but that’s not accurate.
A shoutout during Bill Clinton’s speech is bringing new attention to a program offering parents home visits from a coach.
With excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.