If teachers are the most-important in-school factor for student growth, we certainly don’t act like it.
If you want to create real change, you have to change the system of incentives — not just create new institutions that will be governed by the same perverse incentives.
What the city needs is a portfolio manager for its schools.
My admittedly late thoughts on last night’s results.
With a few exceptions, most of the races decided yesterday didn’t hinge on education reform. But the outcome will have big implications for education policy nonetheless.
Behind the Headline: Teachers Unions Spent $60 Million for the Midterms but Still Lost Many Elections
Teachers union-backed candidates lost in many states in Tuesday’s election, including many states where Democrats embraced policies that the unions opposed
Because kids aren’t left to their own devices as much these days, it is remarkably rare to find young people organizing theater performances by themselves.
There is now substantial evidence that value-added estimates capture important information about the causal effects of teachers and schools
Behind the Headline: Common Core Math Can Be A Mystery, and Parents Are Going To School To Understand It
The Washington Post ran a front-page story on Sunday about the struggles of parents to understand Common Core math.
We welcome the chance to respond to Nelson Smith’s review of our book, particularly on issues of teacher voice, diversity and achievement.
I salute the authors for their extensive reporting on how charters are solving some of the toughest problems on their plate. But in order to justify their proposed remedies, they portray chartering as a nearly-terminal case, rather than as a robust movement.
What personalized learning looks like now, what it could be, and how technology can help.
The greatest friction between contemporary education reform and conservatism is the former’s obsession with “new” and the latter’s deep skepticism of it.
What candidates running for governor and the U.S. Senate have to say on K-12, higher ed, and pre-K.
Simply having a technology plan may not be a meaningful proxy for a clear blended learning strategy or support system.
In 2009, a new charter school in New York City announced that it would pay all its teachers $125,000 a year with the possibility of a bonus on top of that. A new study by Mathematica finds that students at the school (called The Equity Project) have learned in four years as much math as they would have learned in 5.6 years elsewhere.
Americans assign far higher grades to the public schools in their local community than to the public schools of the nation as a whole.
There’s been no problem too big or too small for Arne Duncan’s Department of Education to tackle. His Office of Civil Rights has been a prime example of executive overreach and federal interference run amok.
The cover story of Time magazine this week looks at the “latest batch of tech tycoons turned education reformers” who are behind the Vergara v. California lawsuit.
On Top of the News Houston Superintendent Wins Urban Educator of the Year Award 10/23/14 | District Dossier (Ed Week) Behind the Headline Still Reforming After All These Years Fall 2014 | Education Next Terry Grier, the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, has been given the 2014 Urban Educator of the Year award […]
Teachers are forced to forego their own retirement savings in order to pay down a debt accrued over many years. It harms their future retirement security and, by forcing districts into painful budget decisions, it harms the quality of education delivered to Colorado’s students.
Not every student will benefit from music, theater, or sports, and very few of them will go on to careers in music, acting, or sports, but those of us who support a broad education recognize that all of these activities have important benefits for many students and should be part of schools.
New research from New York City continues to find that small high schools there have boosted graduation rates for disadvantaged students of color.