Employers use college degrees as a proxy for smarts, perseverance, and other valuable skills, but this shortcut unwittingly excludes many talented people from their prospective hiring pool.
A subset of white, affluent, well-educated parents have long favored progressive education. Alternative schools are a good option for them.
Technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers
Doug Lemov’s work identifying what “champion” teachers do has been nothing short of transformational.
No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow.
We can have kindergarten that is both play-based and language-rich. It’s what the best kindergarten teachers have always done.
A move away from annual testing would leave many subgroups and more than 1 million students functionally “invisible” to state accountability systems.
The work of teaching is so extraordinarily complex and teachers are so tightly woven into the fabric of school communities that any attempt by faraway federal officials to tinker with evaluation systems is a fool’s errand
Please join Education Next on March 5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. for a discussion of single-parent families.
Eighth grade mathematics may be the single grade-subject combination most profoundly affected by the Common Core State Standards.
As policymakers, educators and parents continue to debate concepts like standardized testing, it’s worth remembering that school accountability has a proud parentage that is worth preserving and modernizing.
There’s some good news for schools and teachers from the Center for American Progress: more new teachers are staying in the classroom after five years, up nearly 20 percentage points since 2007.
The two innovators still have a significant amount of work ahead, but their moves are pointing in the right direction.
Given today’s political conditions, President Obama’s education request is actually quite savvy. It retreats where necessary, digs in where possible, and has an eye on history.
I respect schools that welcome students at any grade when space opens up, but whether to do this should remain the prerogative of the school, not the state or its regulators.
As the Baby Boomers retire, a fierce battle between advocates of public spending on health and public education looms.
Accountability based on grade-span testing judges schools based on the students they serve, not how well they serve them.
Don’t assume that by adding blended learning, we must automatically be detracting from something else.