The Trouble with Texting

Success in college requires more than completing forms

A review of “The 160-Character Solution,” by Benjamin L. Castleman

Ready for Play Time?

Less structure in preschool may not work for all kids

A review of “The Importance of Being Little,” by Erika Christakis

Work Within and Outside Traditional Schooling

Longtime reformer outlines a bold vision for the future

A review of “The Split Screen Strategy,” by Ted Kolderie

High-Achieving Countries Leave America Behind

It’s time to stop ignoring smart kids

A review of “Failing Our Brightest Kids” by Chester E. Finn Jr. and 
Brandon L. Wright

In Newark, a Gift Wasted?

That depends on what happens next

A review of “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” by Dale Russakoff

History Lessons from a Policy Insider

What should we be learning from past reform fights?

A review of Presidents, Congress and The Public Schools, by Jack Jennings

A Different Kind of Military School

Public academies would serve at-risk youth

A review of “Strugglers into Strivers: What the Military Can Teach Us about How Young People Learn and Grow” by Hugh B. Price

Learning about Learning

More years of schooling and more education are not the same

A review of Knowledge Capital of Nations by Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

High Marks for Games in the Classroom

But what are the students learning?

A review of The Game Believes in You, by Greg Toppo

Tracking Is a District Problem

Schools of choice are actually less likely to use ability tracking

A review of “On the Same Track” by Carol Corbett Burris

Taking On the Opportunity Gap

Solutions must target home and school

A review of “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” by Robert D. Putnam

Power to the People

Urban Families and the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship

A review of “The School Choice Journey” by Thomas Stewart and Patrick J. Wolf

Breaking the Mold

A radical proposal to decentralize school governance

A review of A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, by Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

More Harm Than Good

A review of "Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed," by Jason L. Riley

A review of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” by Jason L. Riley

Race and Poverty in Baltimore

A review of “The Long Shadow” by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson

A review of “The Long Shadow” by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson

Wrong Diagnosis on Homework Help from Parents

Authors find correlation, mistake it for causation

A review of “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education” by Keith Robinson and Angel L. Harris

An Uncommon Leader

A review of No Struggle, No Progress by Howard Fuller

NYC’s Former Schools Chancellor Recounts Struggles and Successes

A review of Joel Klein's "Lessons of Hope”

A review of Joel Klein’s “Lessons of Hope”

Moving Toward a Teaching Profession

A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein

A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein

Disruptive Innovation in Practice

When integrating technology, course corrections are unavoidable

A review of Michael B. Horn’s and Heather Staker’s “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”

Criticizing Charter Schools for Lacking Diversity and Unions Misses the Point

A review of A Smarter Charter by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter

A review of A Smarter Charter by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter

The Force Behind Sisulu-Walker

West Harlem charter school founder is an unlikely hero

A review of Mary C. Bounds’ “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”

Cracking the Code of Effective Teaching

If proof is missing, then it is only a theory

A review of Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher”

Reporting Opinion, Shaping an Agenda

Have reformers considered all the options?

A review of ‘Teachers Versus the Public,’ by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West

Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods

What is the cause, and what the effect?

A review of ‘Lost Classroom, Lost Community’ by Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

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