Just how much do gains on reading and math gains on state tests tell us about school quality?
The former founder and CEO of the California Charter School Association, as well as former board president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Caprice Young now leads the Magnolia Public Schools.
Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.
On Thursday morning, the Fordham Institute and the Knowledge Alliance are bringing together policy wonks and academics to discuss whether and how we can build better bridges across the research-to-policy divide.
When I observed classrooms and interviewed teachers and administrators, the thing that stood out was high-quality teaching practices, inspired and supported by effective school leadership.
I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.
Medicaid insulates disadvantaged children from some of the adverse experiences that keep them from succeeding in school.
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
Interdistrict open enrollment can help many kids, but in Ohio, some public school districts remain less than “open to all.”
High schools are increasingly holding end-of-year college signing ceremonies, which borrow heavily from more traditional NCAA signing events, when student-athletes announce their Division 1 college choice.
If the four Supreme Court justices who sided with Friedrichs vote to hear Mark Janus’s case, and if Neil Gorsuch votes according to expectations, agency fees could be dead by the end of the court’s next term.
Maybe it’s just me, but I suspect that Trump’s energetic support is one of the worst things that could happen to school choice
Chartering has not been a single experiment or the product of a single vision, theory or doctrine.
If your partisan values are more important to you than your education reform values, perhaps you should ask yourself if you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the thing that is best for you and your beliefs.
What Betsy DeVos should say when asked whether schools accepting vouchers can refuse to admit LGBTQ students.
It’s students who benefit from tax-credit scholarships
The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition at Public Universities
Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.
And will private schools be required to follow civil rights laws if they accept vouchers?
Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential.
Schools can struggle to pull off a shift to personalized learning, especially among more veteran teachers wedded to old ways.
State ESSA plans are the kind of pointless paper exercise demanded by 21st century bureaucracy. The only thing that matters is what states and districts actually do after they’ve submitted their plans.
When a politician reviews your proposal, he or she is asking a fundamental and self-interested question: Does this get me more friends or make me more enemies?
Changing school start times could boost learning at a very low cost.