Innovators stress that without effective change management, the best technology tools and the most elegant personalized learning models will come up short.
Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.
Can philanthropists most powerfully effect “system change” by going at the system frontally or by circumnavigating it with actions that will inevitably compel it to change?
At least three distinct theories have been proposed about how moving away from a majority-white teacher workforce would be beneficial for students of color.
Governor John Bel Edwards recently cut funding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), claiming that it was necessary to save money.
Our next President will be forced to make a number of important education policy decisions almost immediately upon taking office.
Books like J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” force us to confront simpleminded views of the ills we seek to address and to be humble about over-optimistic schemes to set things right.
The extreme focus, teamwork, effort, and joy that drive elite winning teams are exactly what’s required to turn around our lowest-performing schools.
Here are some basic lessons in political science for the leadership of the ed reform movement to help them avoid political failures and electoral defeats.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
The six-student American team beat out competitors from over 100 other countries in this year’s International Math Olympiad for high school students.
Pension benefits for public school teachers (and most public employees) are far more generous than for private sector professionals.
Are U.S. schools over-identifying children for special ed based on their race or ethnicity? The best-available studies find that the opposite is occurring.
Big transitions are underway throughout American education.
Three recommendations for policymakers in states that are wrestling to turn the rapid development of online schools into a net plus for their pupils.
The inherent strengths of Catholic education—a focus on values, faith formation, and academic rigor, coupled with the belief that all children can succeed—are as sturdy a foundation as they have always been.
Mr. Secretary, I am writing to suggest two very specific changes to the proposed rule that your department published regarding the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
When PBL is deployed, the object may be “deeper learning,” but the outcome is definitely narrower, potentially excluding other critical knowledge and skills.
The Zuckerberg gift made a massive difference in the lives of children in Newark, and continues to do so today.
Given the dysfunction of the larger system within which they must work, how much should we focus on recruiting great leaders for traditional public schools and school districts?
With excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.