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.
School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough
Let’s not define students by their test scores
Is one-third computer time about right?
State restrictions on voucher programs rest on shaky foundation
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.
Inquiry and self-direction guide student learning
Court’s latest ruling will hurt minority students
What are the general lessons to be learned from the many case studies of successful chartering?
Combinations of private, blended, and at-home schooling meet needs of individual students
Don’t try to quantify its worth
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.
Office of Civil Rights takes on school finance
School culture supports students and their families
With Martha Derthick’s passing on January 12, 2015, America lost one of its preeminent scholars of American politics.
A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
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.
New standards help teachers create effective lesson plans
Education coverage is on the rise
A review of A Smarter Charter by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter
Court decision terrifies unions
Vergara precedents are multiple, judge’s actions restrained
New-world role combines coaching teachers and teaching students