The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill that would end AP courses in U.S. history in the state.
In the Atlantic, Jessica Huseman looks at the reasons more black families are choosing homeschooling among African American families: often because they perceive a culture of low expectations for African American students and are unhappy with how their children—especially boys—are treated in schools.
John O’Connor takes a close look at some of the debates that are taking place over how math is taught in states that are implementing the Common Core standards and at the long history of debates over math instruction.
A new report from ETS highlights a troubling paradox. While millennials in the U.S. have attended more years of school than previous generations, their skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving are lower than those of previous generations and of their peers in other nations.
A subset of white, affluent, well-educated parents have long favored progressive education. Alternative schools are a good option for them.
Technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers
Doug Lemov’s work identifying what “champion” teachers do has been nothing short of transformational.
No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow.
We can have kindergarten that is both play-based and language-rich. It’s what the best kindergarten teachers have always done.
A move away from annual testing would leave many subgroups and more than 1 million students functionally “invisible” to state accountability systems.
The work of teaching is so extraordinarily complex and teachers are so tightly woven into the fabric of school communities that any attempt by faraway federal officials to tinker with evaluation systems is a fool’s errand
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan report, which examined the growing problem of fatherless homes among poor, inner-city African Americans.
Last month, the Arkansas State Board of Education took control of the schools in Little Rock.
Telling states how to operate their accountability systems hasn’t worked. It’s time to put the accountability monkey back onto the backs of states.
Please join Education Next on March 5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. for a discussion of single-parent families.
Eighth grade mathematics may be the single grade-subject combination most profoundly affected by the Common Core State Standards.
As policymakers, educators and parents continue to debate concepts like standardized testing, it’s worth remembering that school accountability has a proud parentage that is worth preserving and modernizing.
There’s some good news for schools and teachers from the Center for American Progress: more new teachers are staying in the classroom after five years, up nearly 20 percentage points since 2007.
The two innovators still have a significant amount of work ahead, but their moves are pointing in the right direction.
Given today’s political conditions, President Obama’s education request is actually quite savvy. It retreats where necessary, digs in where possible, and has an eye on history.
I respect schools that welcome students at any grade when space opens up, but whether to do this should remain the prerogative of the school, not the state or its regulators.