Can the performance-contract approach of chartering be used to re-envision ESEA?
As technology transforms society in the years ahead, it’s critical that our education system keeps pace.
North Carolina has a new “Educator Quality Dashboard” with some fascinating data on teacher preparation in the state.
The story of New Orleans’ success entails two parts: a disaster that created room to reinvent a deeply troubled urban school system and an energetic commitment to seize that opportunity.
As Nevada implements its groundbreaking education savings account (ESA) program, policy wonks were asked to say what the state must get right.
Is it possible to integrate human-graded assessments into online learning software?
District-level data from New York suggest that relatively affluent districts tend to have higher opt-out rates, and that districts with lower test scores have higher opt-out rates after taking socioeconomic status into account
The education community should be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules on a housing case from Dallas which considers whether plaintiffs can bring “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
Data suggest that some states should be investing much more heavily in teacher recruitment and retention efforts.
The use of teacher-collected video in classroom observations did seem to improve the classroom observation process.
A new initiative aims to define, develop, and validate measures of what have often been called non-cognitive skills, but we think are more accurately described as character traits.
Court tells the state it can’t cut benefits for existing workers, so new and future workers will have to bear the full brunt of cuts.
Why is so little information available about which textbooks and curricula are being used?
We have already closed the gap between college readiness and college attainment.
Arguments made in a New York Times editorial against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax credit proposal do not withstand scrutiny.
For most teachers, a pension won’t lead to a cushy retirement.
Schools and teachers anywhere can download free materials from EngageNY, a comprehensive, Common Core-aligned curriculum developed by New York State.
Big trends in the economy like unemployment rates and wages have at least as big an impact on teacher mobility as specific education policy changes.
The skills teachers need to be successful are changing and our current institutions that prepare and train teachers are woefully unprepared to support the shift.
What kind of education might work best for many (not all) kids who have holes in their hearts where their fathers should be? Or where their mothers should be? Or sometimes both?
Higher pay is one currency, but hope is just as powerful for attracting great educators to serve in the schools that need them most.
To help school districts implement blended learning, we need to amplify the stories of places that are doing it right—and push districts to get more rigorous.
A new report examines the economic impact of meeting a goal of bringing all children up to a level of basic skills.