For the first time, we are able to show that vouchers may have a long-term positive impact on college graduation rates.
For all the hoopla, just a handful of states have proposed significant changes to Common Core, and none of them has written higher standards.
By going back to the tried-and-true rhetoric of class size reduction, the teachers union would like to distract attention from any alternative school improvement policies.
Standards for any subject are most effective when used not to drive lesson planning on any given day, but rather the selection of a clear, teacher-friendly, coherently developed curriculum.
Here are some of the pieces—about Common Core and education at large—I wish I’d written in 2014.
Researchers need to find better ways to study non-cognitive skills like conscientiousness, self-control, and grit.
A new report ranks which countries get the best bang, in terms of student outcomes, for the government buck.
A social scientist analyzes whether Christmas affects test scores
We must stop trying to teach reading the way we teach math.
There seems to be growing enthusiasm for adopting competency-based approaches, but there are some philosophical and practical areas that administrators are still grappling with.
In 2016 neither Jeb Bush’s Republican primary opponents nor Hillary Clinton nor even Elizabeth Warren will be able to ignore the poor state of the nation’s schools. For they will be facing a candidate with the strongest school reform credentials any presidential candidate has ever had.
A new paper describes the roles and essential competencies of blended-learning teachers and provides guidance to school leaders for recruiting and selecting blended-learning teachers.
Zhao’s writing flags the stifling nature of regulation and celebrates the creative power of entrepreneur-oriented education.
In the fantasy world that the National Institute on Retirement Security has created, state pension plans do a bang-up job of delivering benefits to workers. That’s just not the reality of the world we live in.
Three signs of homeostasis—a reversion to the old tried-and-true way of doing things.
Schools of choice can make their discipline codes clear to incoming families (and teachers); those who find the approach too strict can go elsewhere.
McLanahan and Jencks provide data showing that growing up with one parent reduces chances of graduating high school by 40 percent
To grow up as the child of well-educated parents in an affluent American home is to hit the verbal lottery.
Some of the pedagogical models we see emerging in computer science may be a harbinger of not just what we need to teach in the 21st century, but how we may come to teach it.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights lacks any reasonable legal foundation for its adventures in educational management.