On Monday, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan returned to Washington DC to speak at a Georgetown University conference.
A new kind of principal would work with a “team of leaders” made up of great teachers within their school and could also lead multiple schools.
Courts are useful guardians of access to schooling but poorly suited to monitor the quality of policy or practice.
Policy change alone is not going to get us to the promised land of more effective, productive, and equitable schools.
It’s difficult to pinpoint why we seem so averse to making classroom management the centerpiece of new teacher training.
An interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher of AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma
A study finds that students who are more non-responsive to survey questions (skipping items or saying “don’t know”) have significantly lower educational attainment and fare less well in the labor market,
A new study finds that Arkansas students with greater exposure to CTE are more likely to graduate, enroll in a two-year college, be employed, and have higher wages.
If these rules are put into place, districts will face several incentives at odds with helping disadvantaged students.
Over the past few days, nearly 20,000 education researchers descended on the nation’s capital for the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 100th annual conference.
The evidence presented in Loveless’ study suggests that tracking students in eighth grade is an effective way to prepare students for academic excellence, as measured by performance on Advanced Placement exams.
Teachers of the Year offer the kind of practical advice from seasoned professionals that administrators and policymakers sorely need—and need to treat very seriously.
The NCLB approach signals to schools that their low-achievers should be a higher priority than their high-achievers.
If November 2016 ushers in widespread erosion in the ranks of Republican policy makers, what might we anticipate on the education reform front?
If agency fees were ruled unconstitutional, states that currently have agency fees would not simply readjust to operate more like their right to work counterparts. Rather, all teachers’ unions in all states would suffer – and especially the states that are already operating under unfavorable labor law.
Even a careful observer of education policy could wonder, “Who’s actually in charge of public schooling?” That is, at which level of government does the buck stop?
Common Core is now several years into implementation. Supporters have had a difficult time persuading skeptics that any positive results have occurred. The best evidence has been mixed on that question.
Charter schools and private schools did not create the financial quagmire some states now face.
Schools should spend funds with an eye to providing the best possible teaching and learning for students. That’s not happening if schools are simply ignoring supply and demand when it comes to teacher pay.
Current teacher retirement systems require teachers to stay 20, 25, or even 30 years before they qualify for adequate retirement benefits.
The Obama administration’s Department of Labor is moving to revamp the “overtime rule” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This could have a big impact on programs that depend on the passionate commitment of small staffs.
The new generation of teacher evaluations have the potential to strengthen instruction, make teaching more attractive work, and raise student achievement on a wide scale—if states and school districts stay the course on reform.
A focused effort to evaluate curricula and shift demand toward more effective options would yield a higher return on investment than more resource-intensive measures.