Common Core supporters should be showcasing lessons that represent a sharp break with the skills-driven, all-texts-are-created-equal approach that has come to dominate too many classrooms.
Principal hiring practices continue to fall short of what is needed, effectively causing needy schools to lose out on leaders with the potential to be great.
The relative weakness of novice teachers is not proof of poor teacher preparation.
Ask a teacher about his or her first year in the classroom and you’ll hear, either with a smile or a shudder, how “nothing prepared me for my first year as a teacher.”
Balanced literacy is neither “balanced” nor “literacy,” at least not in the sense that poor kids taught to read via this approach will end up literate.
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has released the results of a national survey on education policy.
In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (ED) jointly released a “Dear Colleague Letter” containing guidance for schools on avoiding discrimination against students on the basis of race when administering school disciplinary policies.
Most educational apps are nothing more than “chocolate-covered broccoli,” but there are some less structured (and more fun) ways for kids to learn.
Great educational apps recommended by people who are tech experts, education policy wonks, parents, or all three.
Why teachers unions and school reformers distrust each other and where they might find common ground.
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the state would pull out of both the PARCC testing consortium as well as the Common Core Standards Initiative.
Tenure laws that protect grossly ineffective teachers actually harm better teachers, who are unfairly tarnished by association with unquestionably bad teachers.
In which states and cities are high-quality charter schools thriving, and what policies make the charter sectors in those states so strong?
Our elite universities, should they wish, could end epic oversharing, help student writing, and improve college readiness in one fell swoop.
Houston-based YES Prep charter schools has released a probing analysis of its graduates’ postsecondary performance and the strategies it’s using to improve that performance.
State education leaders will have to decide if their states are ready to move forward with consequences based on Common Core assessments.
A blended-learning high school experiments with new roles for teachers.
Why is it so hard to get education reformers to support initiatives that make high-quality private schools accessible to low-income families?
Tenure is just one part of a dysfunctional approach to human resource management in U.S. schools that needs a complete overhaul.
Early, irreversible decisions about teacher tenure have real costs for students and ultimately all of society.
Yesterday, a California superior court overturned five state laws related to the employment of teachers. Here’s what you need to know.
What matters in education is what actually happens in 100,000 schools educating 50 million kids. That’s all implementation, and that means it matters a lot that some reforms are much more likely to suffer bumps, distortions, and problems than are others.
Are Maryland Teachers Leaving Because of the Common Core or New Teacher Evaluation Requirements? Probably Not.
There are a number of factors that may affect teacher retention in any given year. We should be wary about trying to pin down any one reason.
The fact that teachers with master’s degrees are no more effective in the classroom, on average, than their colleagues without advanced degrees is one of the most consistent findings in education research.
Instead of hiring more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.