The transfer program has allowed 2,000-plus students to have the opportunity for a better education and has launched a robust conversation about how to turn around struggling school districts.
To be a good reader you need an understanding of literature, art, music, history, and the sciences — that is, you need a liberal arts education.
How decisions teachers make about instruction shape the implementation of the Common Core
I suspect one of the toughest parts of this job will be projecting a sense of urgency about necessary reforms while heralding the very good things taking place
It’s still too soon to gauge whether the opt-out movement is a true groundswell of opposition, a union-driven blip on the radar, or something in between.
Many states have been defining “proficient” at levels dramatically below the level that would indicate that kids are on track for college and career. But that is about to end.
What are the general lessons to be learned from the many case studies of successful chartering?
It’s not hard to understand the appeal of these Turnaround School Districts. For one: nothing else has worked in the turnaround space, at least not at scale.
The draft School Quality Snapshot says clearly and unambiguously that the days of measuring a school by academic performance in New York City are over.
Match Beyond combines College for America, the disruptive, online university, with a relatively new college and jobs services division of Match Education, a charter management organization.
Some 3,000 students in Arizona and Florida are now using education savings accounts, more than half of them children with special needs.
The revision of the teacher licensing system in Massachusetts contributed significantly to the long-lasting effects of the state’s first-class standards.
Though fraught with controversy and political peril, shuttering bad schools might just be a saving grace for students who need the best education they can get.
I’ve spent a good bit of time looking into a wide range of issues associated with the tough conditions faced by millions of city kids and what we might do to offer these boys and girls better opportunities.
The achievement scores of black, Hispanic, and low-income students have increased dramatically.
There are ways to far better serve millions of low-income kids than the turnaround- and district-focused strategies of the last several generations.
The Digital Learning Report Card looks at programs adopted by states to expand competency-based education.
Not only is middle school content finding its way into college classrooms, college credit is being awarded for learning it.
Students will not achieve at higher levels until teachers teach at higher levels—and that’s simply not going to happen without quality feedback and evaluation.
Just because a teacher has the option to get a pension at some point down the road doesn’t necessarily mean she should take it.
Four ways for policymakers and reformers to create the conditions whereby cage-busting teachers can thrive
The larger legacy of the Every Child Achieves Act may well be how it cleans up supplement not supplant, a little discussed and often misunderstood fiscal rule
Districts are currently unwittingly hostile to school-level innovation. For that to change, they must aggressively work to change the incentives, policies, and structures so that they encourage and free up schools to innovate.
I’m a strong supporter of assessments and accountability, and I wouldn’t opt out, but I think it’s unfair to discount the views of those who disagree.