Why Do German Students Learn More, When Their Schools Get Less Money?

Back in 2000, U.S. and German students at age 15 were performing at roughly the same level on international tests . By 2012, German 15-year-olds were outscoring their U.S. peers by 32 points in math, a difference representing more than a year’s worth of learning.

Moving Edtech Forward

School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough

School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough

One Point Short

Let’s not define students by their test scores

Let’s not define students by their test scores

The Ideal Blended-Learning Combination

Is one-third computer time about right?

Is one-third computer time about right?

Heading for a Fall

State restrictions on voucher programs rest on shaky foundation

State restrictions on voucher programs rest on shaky foundation

‘No-Racially-Disparate-Discipline’ Policies Opposed by Both Teachers and General Public

In 2014 the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, acting together, sent every school district a letter asking local officials to avoid racial bias when suspending or expelling students.

A Day at the Khan Lab School

Inquiry and self-direction guide student learning

Inquiry and self-direction guide student learning

Disparate Impact Indeed

Court’s latest ruling will hurt minority students

Court’s latest ruling will hurt minority students

CREDO Reveals Successful Charters’ Secret Sauce

What are the general lessons to be learned from the many case studies of successful chartering?

What Twitter Says about the Education Policy Debate

And how scholars might use it as a research tool

And how scholars might use it as a research tool

The Rise of AltSchool and Other Micro-schools

Combinations of private, blended, and at-home schooling meet needs of individual students

Combinations of private, blended, and at-home schooling meet needs of individual students

We’re All Art Teachers

Don’t try to quantify its worth

Don’t try to quantify its worth

Nathan Glazer on Revisiting the Moynihan Report

Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.

Fool’s Gold

Office of Civil Rights takes on school finance

Office of Civil Rights takes on school finance

The Meaning of Community at Democracy Prep

School culture supports students and their families

School culture supports students and their families

A Tribute to Martha Derthick

With Martha Derthick’s passing on January 12, 2015, America lost one of its preeminent scholars of American politics.

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Moving Toward a Teaching Profession

A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein

A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein

Do Teachers Support the Vergara Decision?

Courts have yet to reach a final verdict on teacher tenure and seniority rights, but the court of public opinion has already made a clear determination.

Common Core in the Classroom

New standards help teachers create effective lesson plans

New standards help teachers create effective lesson plans

A New Breed of Journalism

Education coverage is on the rise

Education coverage is on the rise

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

Collective Panic

Court decision terrifies unions

Court decision terrifies unions

Teacher-Tenure Decision Is NOT an Abuse of Judicial Power

Vergara precedents are multiple, judge's actions restrained

Vergara precedents are multiple, judge’s actions restrained

Expand Your Reach

New-world role combines coaching teachers and teaching students

New-world role combines coaching teachers and teaching students

Learning in the Digital Age

Better apps are coming

Better educational apps are coming

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