A new tax credit scholarship program comes about due to a perfect storm of politics, budget crises, a politically savvy cardinal, and patient philanthropy.
We know that a handful of school choice programs as a whole worsened achievement but improved graduation rates. What we don’t know is whether there was a similar mismatch at the school level.
Knowing what families of different income and educational levels are currently paying for daycare can inform policy debates over how much taxpayers should spend to help families afford it.
The impacts of school choice programs on test score gains and longer term outcomes are not really as out of sync as they may first appear.
Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), a math curriculum and online learning community that supports students who excel in math.
Results for early-college high schools, selective-admission exam schools, and career and technical programs are different from those of the charter and voucher schools normally included in such studies.
Over one million students drop out of college each year, and colleges do little to bring them back.
A new paper argues that a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.
What the pundits skip over when divining the grand significance of NAEP results.
The recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., provoked a rash of conversation about what schools could or should do about student mental health. Left out of the discussion was the teacher’s perspective.
The 529 expansion to private K-12 schools will primarily benefit affluent families, produce limited incentives for promoting private school choice, and come at a nontrivial cost to states.
Teachers can’t buy food, afford child care, or pay their mortgages with the promise of future benefits — especially ones that never come.
ESSA gives school districts the opportunity to change the way they leverage federal dollars to support disadvantaged students.
Ten weeks ago, hardly anyone saw West Virginia and Oklahoma coming.
Demographically-adjusted data provide important insights into differences in state-level school performance.
There is considerable evidence that this year’s flat scores may have been caused by events that happened almost a decade ago.
The gains in test performance in the early 2000s were driven by particularly strong gains for the lowest performing students.
Student gains registered over the Obama years were trivial at best, far short of those accomplished during what must now be referred to as the halcyon days of the George W. Bush Administration.
Federal influence on State Education Agencies
New Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health
Louisiana plans to to develop and pilot a streamlined English and social studies assessment that aligns with what is taught in classrooms.
Joel Rose of New Classrooms responds to the concerns about personalized learning expressed by Larry Berger of Amplify.
Will the flat national trends continue? Did the switch to tablet-based assessments have an impact on the scores? What’s the story in D.C, Indiana, Miami, Chicago, and California?
Eager to seize on their “moment,” reformers tend to make the same mistakes time and again.