This fall, a low-income school district in Texas became the first large district to implement “early college” in all of its high schools.
A study released Thursday investigates why boys in low-income families tend to do worse than girls in those families, both academically and in terms of behavior.
More high-quality evidence on the nation’s most prominent voucher program has the potential to inform education policymaking in the capital and across the country
What is the right amount of regulation for school choice?
There’s a lot of buzz about tiny schools like Altschools, but also a lot of skepticism, writes Michael McShane.
A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. A new report tackles this problem in the state of Ohio.
Writing as part of a series on “big ideas for reforming college,” Brookings’ Isabel Sawhill proposes that Pell grants be made conditional on college readiness. She writes
Preliminary data released on Monday by the Department of Education show that high school graduation rates rose in a majority of states and gaps in graduation rates between white and minority students narrowed in most states.
Next month, education officials in Massachusetts will decide whether to abandon the state’s much-praised MCAS test and adopt the Common Core-aligned PARCC test.
We might see some significant education action in DC come 2017, but it’s unlikely to get much of a preview on the 2016 trail.
Robin Lake and Paul Hill offer their take on the recently reported plan to serve half of all Los Angeles’ students in charter schools in an article in the Los Angeles Daily News.
An estimated 18,500 families, children, educators and charter school employees marched to the steps of city hall in New York City earlier this month to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to give more children the opportunity to attend effective charter schools. Many of the families had children attending Success Academy charter schools.
Outside of Ohio, most states are living up to their commitments to provide more honest information to parents. A key promise of the Common Core is being kept.
In his column in this morning’s New York Times, David Brooks reacts to a documentary about education called “Most Likely to Succeed.”
Test scores aren’t everything, but they are associated with long-term outcomes.
It’s been a long road to comprehensive charter reform in Ohio, but the legislation that overwhelmingly passed last week drew bipartisan support and praise from editorial boards across the state.
A significant focus in my next stage of life will be to work with a portfolio of education companies in a variety of board and advisory roles to help shape the future of education in ways that I could not as executive director.
While K-12 education issues were not addressed during last night’s first official Democratic debate in Las Vegas, college affordability was in the spotlight.
What do new assessments aligned to the Common Core tell us? Not much more than what we already knew.
In Arizona, families use ESAs to access a variety of learning opportunities for their children.
For some education reformers, other reforms seem much more important than curriculum battles. Here’s what they are missing.
Behind the Headline: Another State Redefines ‘Proficiency’ on Common Core Tests, Inflating Performance
The Arkansas Department of Education has announced that students who score at level 3 or above on new Common Core tests will be deemed “proficient,” even though the makers of the test say that only students who score at level 4 or above are on track to graduate from high school with the skills they need to be ready for college or a career.
In California, Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a law that suspends the state’s high school exit exam for three years.
Behind the Headline: Preschool is Good for Children, but it’s Expensive. So Utah is Offering it Online.
In Utah his year, more than 6,600 children are attending preschool online, using laptops at home to access lessons, games and songs.
Two dozen deans of education schools have come together to embrace empirical validation of teacher preparation methods and accountability for student learning.