Education Takes 11th in ‘16

Education is clearly not a top-tier issue for the public right now, but it’s also nowhere near the bottom.

The Coming Public Service Loan Forgiveness Bonanza

Policymakers may be surprised to learn that the federal government already offers a broad and generous — maybe too generous — loan repayment program for public service workers.

Getting Past the Broken “Teachers vs. Technology” Debate

Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.

As an Education Prez, Trump Would be Obama’s Spiritual Heir

Trump has spent at least half his adult life as a Democrat, has been on every side of every major issue, and seems wholly unacquainted with the Constitution.

Hiring Teachers After the School Year Starts Harms Students

Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins.

Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters

Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity.

The Financial Impact of Charter School Growth on District Schools in Massachusetts

The notion that charter enrollment presents a net cost of over $400 million to districts is incomplete and misleading.

What the XQ Super School Design Challenge Gets Right

As we created the design challenge, we considered the past record and drew from the collective experience.

Can Special Ed Be Fixed?

Everybody is scared to touch special education, much less fundamentally alter it.

Massachusetts Charter Cap Holds Back Disadvantaged Students

This November, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to decide whether to expand the state’s quota on charter schools.

My Mixed Feelings on XQ’s ‘Super Schools’

Last week, the organizers of “XQ: The Super School Project” announced the ten winners of its competition to reimagine the American high school. Each winner took home $10 million to help turn its design into reality.

Tackle Teacher Shortages with Online Learning

Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,

Talking HBO and School Reform

What HBO host John Oliver says about charter schools is not what education reformers should be worried about.

Parsing Public Opinion on Policy

The results of three recent polls on education policy should provide interesting fodder for the winners of state and national elections.

Can Research-Based Practices Improve America’s Schools?

What would it take to infuse U.S. schools with practices that actually help kids learn?

5 Reasons Why School Choice is Important Right Now

At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.

What Charter School Authorizers Can Teach States on ESSA: It’s Hard to Find Indicators of School Quality That Aren’t Test Scores

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to use “another indicator of student success or school quality,” in addition to test scores and graduation rates, when determining school grades.

Why Delaying School Start Dates is a Bad Deal for Students

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that all public schools in the state must delay the start of classes until after Labor Day and end the school year by June 15.

Underresearched and Unaddressed: How to Fix Summer Melt

We need to focus more on why so many college-accepted high school seniors decide not to attend their chosen universities during the summer months before freshman year.

Harnessing Benefits, Reining in Downsides of Virtual Schools

A new report offers constructive recommendations for improving virtual schools—and online learning and schooling more generally.

Trump’s Big ‘Education Week’

Last week was billed as the Trump campaign’s big “education week.” If you didn’t notice, that’s okay. I don’t think Trump did either.

Good News About Education Reform? Just Look Around

Parental choice in education has seen great success, and stories of students’ changed lives and parents’ and policymakers’ acts of courage are all around us.

We Have to Improve the School Improvement Process

School is back in session in many places. And yet, state test results from last spring are still trickling out.

Who Will Stand Up for School Reform?

Education reform circa 2016 is politically orphaned, loath to ask much of fair-weather friends, and too morally exhausted and intimidated by “social justice” crusaders to defend its successes.

States Should Use ESSA To Do Right by High-Achieving Students

The overwhelming majority of states provide schools with few incentives to focus on their high-achieving students.

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