Two dozen deans of education schools have come together to embrace empirical validation of teacher preparation methods and accountability for student learning.
What TNTP’s report “The Mirage” gets wrong on teacher development
The root of the problem is our collective failure to even try to measure the impact professional development has on teacher performance in the first place.
High-regulation of school choice comes with a cost to quality.
Those who work in education research, policy, and practice frequently fail to communicate with one another, and when they do, each faction speaks a different language.
In their desire to protect disadvantaged students, the backers of a heavy-regulation approach have ironically done serious harm to these students by driving away most of the supply
How to make compensation more fair for more teachers
Backloading teachers’ pensions substantially increases the compensation of experienced teachers relative to younger teachers.
Why do most government programs not require accountability for performance? Because we trust that the interests of participants are aligned with the public interest in providing them with the benefit.
The SAT is not designed to measure national achievement; the score losses from 2014 were miniscule; and most of the declines are probably the result of demographic changes in the SAT population.
Why Did President Obama Appoint John King as “Acting” Education Secretary Rather Than Put Him Through the Senate Confirmation Process?
As Arne Duncan exits, another missed opportunity for bipartisanship
My fear is that just when school choice is achieving escape velocity as a self-sustaining and expanding policy, the love for high-regulation may do serious harm to these programs and the children they intend to help.
Schooling Isn’t Learning, the Rewards to Better Schools Are Enormous, and Other Observations from Eric Hanushek
An interview about accountability, attainment, and more
Montgomery County is getting just 11 percent of its low-income students to the college-ready level, and fewer than one in five of its minority students.
Mayor de Blasio has shown a good instinct for identifying the right targets—early childhood education and reading. But it’s hard to be encouraged that either he or his chancellor knows how to hit them.
Words like “market,” “competition,” and “profit” are considered dirty words in some education circles. Will websites that allow teachers to buy and sell lesson plans change the minds of some teachers?
An examination of assignments given by middle school teachers appears to show that most of the work asked of students does not reflect the higher, more rigorous standards set by Common Core.
Yet another author ignores the ample evidence available that school choice provides benefits for children.
Teachers suffer from low salaries while they work in exchange for the promise of better retirement savings when they leave, but for most teachers, that promise never becomes a reality.
Five good reasons federalism is so important in education
Today is Constitution Day, when all schools receiving federal funds are expected to provide lessons or other programming on our most important founding document.
SchoolGrades uses the results of state tests to create a comparable, A-F grading system for all public elementary and middle schools in the U.S.
Parents will soon receive for the first time their children’s scores on new tests aligned to the standards. The news is expected to be sobering.
Micro-schools have the potential to transform the independent schooling landscape—and threaten existing independent schools in the process