A few elite institutions at both the grade-school and college levels are doing better than ever. But their health conceals the collapse of private-sector options in the U.S.
Will testing and accountability make matters worse? No, they will make matters marginally better.
This revealing back-and-forth with the United States Department of Education is the third and final installment in our testing-consortia series.
There is no evidence that private schools in the Milwaukee voucher program discriminate against students with disabilities, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding about what the law requires.
The What Works Clearinghouse declared the voucher study to be “a well-implemented randomized controlled trial.”
Parents have new options for patching together a truly superior education plan for their kids, regardless of neighborhood.
An interview with PARCC, one of two consortia of states funded by the federal government to develop “next-generation” assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Rich parents are obsessed with their children’s social and intellectual development. They are spending dramatically more time parenting. How can we help poor kids catch up?
Why so bleak about parent triggers?
All too often, products and services in the education market are not informed by what we know about learning.
Imagine the creation of a virtual school district. It wouldn’t have any actual students, teachers, buses, or facilities, but it would have a school board, a superintendent, and a central-office staff.
The federal government should inject an element of merit into the selection of Pell
When a group of state leaders, many of them Republicans, can come together to set expectations for the curricular core that surpass what most of them set on their own, conservatives ought to applaud, not lash out
Today’s blended models will likely fall short unless they include excellent teachers playing instructional and team leadership roles that maximize technology’s impact in tandem with their own.
The next time you read a proposal about halting the Common Core, keep in mind all the time and money that’s already been spent.
The America Achieves study reveals in an alternate way an international achievement gap that my colleagues and I have been identifying over the past three years.
The Recovery School District is infinitely superior to the failed urban district and, though the Achievement School District is still the understudy, we may soon see its name in lights.
A year ago, Public Impact began working with school design teams of pilot schools to choose and tailor school models for extending the reach of excellent teachers to more students.
Could it be that they’ve never encountered the ideas?
If ACT and College Board scarf up much state business, there won’t be a lot left for the consortia.
It’s a big mistake to position technology as a way to replace teachers.
Public schools can be just as exclusive—often more exclusive—than private schools.
Efforts to provide better pay for teachers in the high-demand subjects of math and science may be insufficient to offset the differences in outside earnings opportunities.
Count us as among those surprised and alarmed by the Republican National Committee’s ill-considered decision to adopt a resolution decrying the Common Core standards.
One of the most powerful ways to counteract inertia in the classroom is technologies that free teachers to collaborate.