The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.
Teacher evaluation reforms seem to have dissuaded new teachers—promising and less so—in equal measure.
One debunks myths with facts, not an alternative narrative.
The issue here is a difference in what we think education is for and what a good education is.
Personalized learning, most people think, starts with a map of all the things that kids need to learn.
A universal test opens the door to more effective, targeted efforts to draw talented, disadvantaged students into college.
John Schilling is the president of the AFC, one of the nation’s most influential organizations advocating for school choice.
The United States wastes an enormous amount of its human capital by failing to cultivate the innate talents of many of its young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.
Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?
A new study examines the effects of an experiment in which some community college students received free computers and others did not by lottery.
Participating states would be given a valid and reliable metric for how many of their students are truly college-ready at the end of high school.
Build UP is a workforce development model that provides low-income youth with career-ready skills through paid apprenticeships coupled with appropriate academic coursework.
What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.
Policymakers should take steps to encourage colleges to adopt successful models such as ASAP and the Detroit Promise Path.
EMERGE works with high-performing students from underserved backgrounds to prepare them to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities.
Memphis is not the first diocese to work with charter leaders to “convert” struggling urban Catholic schools into public charter schools, but its “conversions” are certainly the most prominent.
We should judge Milwaukee’s voucher program and the schools that participate in it on the totality of that evidence, not on crude correlations.
The charter movement now has a limited constituency and some real enemies who are not likely to be deflected by facts or argument.
Our natural, admirable enthusiasm and yearning for “best practices” can turn destructive.
Respondents’ conceptions and support toward Common Core were substantially affected a short, easy-to-read text.
What if Catholic dioceses reinvented the role they play in school oversight?
The Urban Assembly is a family of 21 district middle and high schools throughout New York City, plus one start-up charter school.
If educators don’t teach kids to acquire, possess, and value facts, there’s no way they can teach them to value truth.
It was a mistake to assume that education policy, not classroom practice, is the most important lever to pull to drive enduring improvement.
Achieving a complex, ambitious goal—like providing all children in this nation with a strong education—requires laser focus, determination, abundant resources, an ability to measure progress, exceptional expertise, and a strong research basis.