In many places, perhaps the most important mission for civic leaders is to provide the persistence, patience, and maturity that can help turn a vicious cycle into a virtuous one.
Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
Policymakers use the Pell Grant program to measure the share of low-income students enrolled at specific universities, but the reliability of this measure is rarely scrutinized.
Today, let’s set aside the Beltway stuff to talk a bit about that sign and what lately strikes me as the remarkably promiscuous use of that term—white supremacist—in education circles.
Success Academy Schools have begun sending home “Parent Investment Cards” evaluating how well parents are meeting their responsibilities.
The other week, I called out teachers unions for failing to “walk the walk”; I think the same admonition can be applied to education funders, big time.
States have been very active in passing laws about CTE. They now need to step up and support research that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful.
It might be the most common mistake in education writing today: declaring that a majority of public school students hail from “low income” families.
If the Court rules against agency fees it would cause teachers unions’ membership to shrink and the unions’ political and economic wings to be clipped.
The problem with Portfolio Management is the centralized and overly-active nature of a single quality-control entity.
The 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana is an example of a school that does “dual enrollment” right.
DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.
The overlap in the population between those applying to college and those with a criminal record is bigger than many realize,
The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.
Harvard’s Dan Koretz is just out with a thoughtful, immensely readable book that takes dead aim at test-based accountability.
Here’s what we think our new study means—and doesn’t mean—for both state-led and federal efforts to expand school choice.
Why are the unions not more concerned about a new study finding that 28% of district teachers miss more than ten days of school for personal and sick leave?
If civic virtue and a shared commitment to the common good are primary objects of schooling, a strong case can be made that school choice helps, not hinders, that mission
Research shows that racial and ethnic minority students are less likely to be identified for special education than white students when you take other student characteristics into account.
28.3 percent of teachers in traditional public schools miss eleven or more days of school for illness or personal reasons.
More than half of current U.S. college students think it’s OK to shout down a speaker who says offensive things.
There’s a lot of wisdom in Tinkering Toward Utopia and So Much Reform, So Little Change.
Figuring out how to help districts thrive in a high-choice environment is one of the toughest challenges out there.
Let’s stop asking urban districts to try to be something they aren’t.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will deliver the keynote address at “The Future of School Choice” on September 28, 2017