This morning, Politico published an attention-grabbing story about how some private schools that teach creationism receive public funding through tuition tax credits and school vouchers.
It won’t be a huge issue in the fall, but it will have repercussions thereafter.
Is exactly what we should be telling a lot of high school students.
This attack on a proposed expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship shows a remarkable indifference to basic facts.
Still more things wrong with the latest attack on a proposed expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.
Today, the U.S Department of Education released Year-Three reports on the 12 states that won funding via Race to the Top’s first two competitions.
Montgomery County, Md. will overhaul its struggling alternative school program using personalized, competency-based, and online components.
We probably spent billions of dollars to get the same outcomes as if this program had never existed. And yet, these dollars continue to flow.
The Common Core is still in the very earliest phases of implementation. It isn’t yet time to pay much attention to the score; instead, we ought to work out the kinks and improve the fundamentals.
State education policy should enhance the connected life of the student, not restrict it.
Instead of deciding whether or not the Kansas legislature had dedicated sufficient funds to its local schools, the Kansas Supreme Court chose to highlight the importance of student outcomes.
Can Korea maintain its educational edge if it does not change its public education system into a student-centered one that can personalize learning for each child’s different learning needs and be intrinsically motivating?
Last week, Chris Cerf stepped down after three extraordinarily successful years as New Jersey’s commissioner of education.
One could infer from Mayor de Blasio’s comments about charter schools that private money and public schooling should not mix. So why is the mayor’s chancellor of schools, Carmen Fariña, the board chair of the Fund for Public Schools?
The K–12 education world brims with debates and dichotomies that get us into all manner of needless quarrels and cul-de-sacs, thus messing up every reform initiative and retarding progress.
Ostensibly “obscure” words give us powers of description that can inform our surroundings, and they can bring clarity and insight to our understanding or the world.
Last week President Obama announced a five-year, $200 million charitable initiative called My Brother’s Keeper to help young African American men.
State and local leaders bear a responsibility to study the consequences of their decisions. We will make much faster progress when they do.
The Obama administration has just released its 2015 budget proposal. Here are its most notable K-12 edu-features.
Because half of 3 and 4 year olds are not enrolled in pre-K today, we have an opportunity to foster disruptive innovations that could change the way we think about childcare, parenting, and education.
Schools, we are constantly told, are supposed to educate students for citizenship. Part of being an American citizen is learning to tolerate speech that you don’t like.
Wherever one stands on the merits of the Common Core, one thing is certain: all of the political posturing and mudslinging distract attention and energy from the crucial work of implementation.
How is it that different individuals could look at the same research and come to such different conclusions?
The most natural places for educational disruptive innovations to take root are in emerging markets and developing countries.
If the new tests assess knowledge in ways that demand mastery of knowledge, sophisticated vocabulary, rich content, and cross-disciplinary learning, educators across the country would have a much greater incentive to bring challenging content into their classrooms.