Achieving a complex, ambitious goal—like providing all children in this nation with a strong education—requires laser focus, determination, abundant resources, an ability to measure progress, exceptional expertise, and a strong research basis.
Researchers should consider the importance of implementation research as an integral part of discipline reform program evaluation.
A closer look at the claim that allowing parents to use their 529 savings for K-12 tuition will erode the tax base that funds public schools.
Some takeaways from a conference that examined an array of issues, including lessons learned on accountability, standards, school turnarounds, teacher quality, research, state capacity, and more.
New Research on Opportunity Culture: Multi-Classroom Leaders’ Teams Produce Significant Learning Gains
The study compared student growth in classrooms led by teachers in Opportunity Culture roles to student growth in non-Opportunity Culture classrooms.
Today we identify the university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to shape educational practice and policy.
New data allow for the most comprehensive assessment to date of student debt and default.
A central problem with the nudge approach is that we know too little about the lives of others to know with confidence what is good for them or how our nudges will affect their entire lives.
Tomorrow, I’ll be unveiling the rankings. Today, I want to run through the methodology used to generate those rankings.
The purpose of the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
Jumping to conclusions from districts’ raw discipline data ought to end.
Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018.
The Dell Scholars program improves students’ year-over-year college persistence, academic achievement, and bachelor’s degree attainment.
Here are some recent signs of the deep ambivalence we have toward the steps that would actually have to be taken to transform our education outcomes.
The big stories will be NAEP scores, the Janus Supreme Court case, gubernatorial elections, school discipline, and school ratings.
We’re swimming in noise. There’s a yawning need for reflection and a willingness to listen to one another.
Do professors who study education policy allow their students to use laptops in the classroom?
‘Tis a time of celebration, reflection, gift-giving, and—swiftly thereafter—planning and resolving for the year to come.
I’d love to see more of us show less certainty when it comes to the analyses and prescriptions we so confidently offer.
School district policies that allow parents to easily choose a school for their children can lead to schools that are more segregated than would be the case if school assignment were based entirely on zip code.
We’ve discouraged practitioners from talking plainly about practical challenges—and made it hard for them to be heard when they do
Parents are an untapped resource for reform. It’s time to give them—to give us—a voice.
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