The research is unequivocal: Laptops distract from learning, both for users and for those around them.
We must try to set rigorous outcome-based standards for credit-recovery courses with rigorous assessments.
The cover of the Winter 2018 issue features the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform.
That so many ed reformers have steered clear of advocating for proven curricula speaks volumes about how resistant our culture is to anything that puts limits on individual autonomy.
Last week, officials from the U.S. Department of Education met with critics of school discipline policies that were put in place under the Obama administration.
Jason Kamras, the 2005 National Teacher of the Year, will be the next superintendent of Richmond Public Schools.
We need to face up to the findings of three decades of research on the effects of test-based accountability and engage in a vigorous debate about how best to move forward
There’s been an infuriating log-jam between those who argue technology is a distraction at best and those who argue it is an extremely positive force.
Bachelor’s degree completion gaps make it much harder to achieve a teaching force whose diversity mirrors that of the student population.
Sometimes called hybrid colleges, these programs aim to help low-income students earn college degrees.
When Congress enacted the Every Student Succeeds Act, many reformers voiced concern that states would give up on rigorous accountability systems.
A driverless taxi service will soon be up and running in a suburb of Phoenix. Will self-driving school buses be next?
In the News: Common Core Tests Were Supposed to Usher in a New Era of Comparing America’s Schools. What Happened?
Seven years after the Common Core standards were introduced, not much progress has been made in pulling together data from Common Core-aligned tests in different states that would allow researchers to make comparisons across states, Matt Barnum notes in an article for Chalkbeat.
While researching what happens to graduates of top charter schools when they go to college, Richard Whitmire noticed a gender gap in the performance of the students.
This week’s election of a teachers’ union-backed slate of school board candidates in Douglas County, Colorado is a major setback for school choice.
How assessments are administered and results are reported can make a difference.
Researchers developed a hands-on curriculum and professional development lessons teaching basic physics using the popular toys, then conducted a randomized controlled trial.
In New York City, roughly a quarter of the city’s middle schools and a third of high schools screen applicants based on their grades, test scores, artistic talents and other criteria.
The anti-voucher candidates were victors in the Douglas County School Board election last night,, effectively killing the district’s voucher program.
AltSchool will close three of their seven private “micro-schools” and focus on developing their software platform.
State plans mostly ignored research on what works and what does not to achieve particular outcomes.