The benefits of private school choice are clearly evident in long term outcomes, not near-term test scores
When an unpopular president (Trump) pushes a popular idea (school choice), where does the public come out?
Few of NCLB’s provisions received as much scorn as its singular focus on grade-level proficiency as the sole measure of school performance.
Rankings based on international assessments are simple to understand—but they can also mislead.
Yesterday, Harvard Education Press released my new book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer.
There are three broad approaches that researchers and practitioners in P-12 choice systems can adopt to make their programs easier for parents to navigate.
New evidence suggests that it’s possible for special education students to make large achievement gains without their traditional services in schools with high quality general education programs.
What if we could predict which schools are likely not to succeed—before they even open their doors?
Tenure arrived in K–12 education as a trickle-down from higher ed. Will the demise of tenure follow a similar sequence?
Federal data from NCES offers a potentially surprising revelation: Private school teachers have higher turnover rates than their public school counterparts, and it’s not particularly close.
Imagine an ideal world in which all student data flows seamlessly and securely between software applications:
Test scores and graduation rates have become the wild car crashes and crazy stunts of school reform. They’re what the movie is about.
It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.
The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.
It can be tempting for many to talk about equity as a byproduct of personalized and blended learning, but we need to push on that assumption.
When it comes to educating disadvantaged students the “no excuses” model of charter schools is possibly more effective and definitely more politically viable than “diversity” initiatives.
Better measures of economic disadvantage can help us better understand the variation in outcomes within the population of children who are eligible for subsidized meals
We can see it, clear as day, in the data, starting as early as the sixth grade. We know with reasonable precision which students are likely to leave high school ready for college, and which are not. We just don’t bother to tell the families.
California’s new school dashboard provides solutions to criticisms of the state’s previous system. But the result may lack clarity for parents, and the most important element of all – consequences.
As education has gotten ensnared in national politics, it’s become all too easy for those passionate about educational improvement to lose sight of what unites them. What can we do about that?
Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.
Will overturning the Obama administration’s teacher preparation regulations lead to progress or stagnation in teacher quality?
A sleeper provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act will serve up a motherlode of never-before-available school-level financial data.
The benefits of good English teachers are seen in students’ achievement in future years, not only in English, but in other subjects as well.
Is there any place in the nation where education reform has left the rails as quickly and completely as New York?