Rocketship runs one of Milwaukee’s higher-performing charter schools, but the school has fallen short of enrollment goals and is running a $1.4 million deficit.
The fragmented teacher labor market has implications for how we think about improving teacher preparation, not to mention how school districts go about hiring new teachers.
Our current understanding of “state accountability systems” is a reflection of a decision made one hundred years ago to have a single government provider of schools.
African American and Asian American students are doing better in terms of college completion than their twelfth-grade NAEP scores would predict.
The shift from a veteran-dominated profession to one more heavily tilted toward newcomers implications for calculating average teacher salaries.
Skeptics of eliminating failing grades must acknowledge that, in our current system, we move students forward grade by grade based largely on “seat time” rather than mastery of academic skills and content.
At the National Charter Schools Conference, Secretary of Education John King challenged U.S. charter operators to rethink their approach to discipline.
Teacher retirement plans have real clout with Wall Street hedge funds, and the unions that staff the boards deciding how to invest that money also have clout.
In his column, George Will notes that we have just passed the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report. The Spring issue of Education Next featured a series of articles commemorating the anniversary.
For many years, the identification of students who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches has doubled as a way for researchers and policymakers to identify students from low-income families.
In the News: Teachers Union Cheers Clinton for Stance on Standardized Testing and Pay, but Boos Her Embrace of Charters
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton gave a speech before the NEA’s annual Representative Assembly and was booed for expressing support for charter schools.
Most teachers are partial to the Common Core math standards, but they don’t think all of their students and their parents are.
Advocates of today’s defined benefit teacher pension plans claim that these plans encourage workers to stick around and devote their lives to the profession, but there’s not much evidence that this is the case.
June 4 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the enactment of Minnesota’s charter school law, the nation’s first.
In a speech this evening at the National PTA Convention in Orlando, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. will call on parent and teachers to create diverse schools where students of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds have access to good teachers and learning opportunities like he did.
As I watched the coverage and read the analysis, it did strike me that there are four cautions to pull from the fray that America’s school reformers would do well to heed.
Just as choice is achieving escape velocity, a groupthink gang is grabbing the reins of ed reform organizations to advocate for greater restrictions and regulations on choice.
The New York Times has a front page piece on charter schools in Detroit that is so factually mistaken, misleading, and tendentious that it requires a response.
Rather than dig in and really understand what underlies our Rocketeers’ impressive achievements, NPR went to great pains in trying to undermine our success.
The goal of Louisiana’s private school choice policy is to expand the number of high quality, free or low-cost schooling options available to low-income families.
Startups are offering new forms of human and social capital to schools and students to make up for staffing disparities in teachers and guidance counselors.
Summer school has become a place where some students do remedial work to make up an “F” grade while other students take advanced classes to get ahead.