On Wednesday in this space, I’ll be publishing the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Today, I want to take a few moments to explain the purpose of those rankings.
Instead of trying to use public policy to develop training programs for the workforce of the future, let’s instead rest our hopes on a vast array of small-scale, nimble, local solutions crafted by civil-society actors.
We won’t make progress on education if we keep pushing our same old ideas. Let’s make 2017 the year for inventiveness, evidence, and humility.
A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.
A review of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School by Ashley Rogers Berner
Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.
Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.
Platforms, projects, wraparound services and assessments will all be in the news.
Textbooks are one of the most widely used educational inputs, but remarkably little is known about their effects on student learning.
Compassion, humility, and subsidiarity should guide school reform efforts.
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.
Hunter College Elementary School and High School receive public funds but are not run by the NYC Department of Education.
The conversation on parental satisfaction must also include those parents whose children participate in private school choice programs.
Donald Trump’s political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education should keep these in mind.
State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.
Here are a few musings as I survey the school reform landscape at the dawn of a new year.
Before you start to feel guilty about all the time your children are spending in front of screens this winter break, consider how much they might be learning from all the screen time.
The students and parents who tell their stories here describe the schooling arrangements that ultimately turned out to fit just right.
Before we close the books on this vexed year, it’s important to pause and begin to understand how we got to this place, if only to help us truly leave it behind.
Revival efforts are focusing on better curricula, leadership, management practices, and newfound transparency about educational outcomes.
Here are 100 of my favorite articles of 2016.Together I think they paint an arresting picture of an extraordinary year.
What happens if we marry high-performing charter schools with high-quality pre-k?
Every once in a while, American K–12 education is overwhelmed by the conviction that its basic design is obsolete and that it needs somehow to reinvent schooling.
When selective public schools attract high-performing students and involved parents, nobody complains.