The Californians who participated in the 2017 Education Next survey of American adults have views that are different from the national sample on only a few issues.
Local control has its place—but, as Americans told Education Next, it also has its limits.
It’s time again to post our mostly-annual list of the top education policy people, organizations, and publications on social media.
Rather than expending effort to fight school choice, we need to focus on fighting for policies that will make choice work well for students with special needs.
An interview with Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, one of the world’s leading bootcamps.
With the US Department of Education now approving state ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans, attention turns to those plans’ contents. This includes how states intend to help kids assigned to persistently struggling schools.
Mediocrity, not failure, is the greatest challenge facing American schools today.
President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind — meaning that states now have a greater opportunity to design improved school ratings.
I allowed myself to believe that the NAACP might have gotten the message from all these black moms and dads and kids enrolled—or yearning to be enrolled—in charter schools across America…not to mention the black advocates and the black charter educators out there.
Roughly 14 percent of students nationwide miss at least 18 days of school.
After all, we’ve organized the entire, massive K–12 system around an age-based, grade-level, 180-days-per-year calendar.
Over the past 15 years, there has been a concerted effort in education research to find out “what works” and to share these policies and practices with schools.
So what should philanthropists do now?
Instead of targeting institutions of higher education, the government should consider targeting individual programs.
Some Schools Much Better Than Others at Closing Achievement Gaps Between Their Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students
Policymakers should pay much closer attention to the practices of individual schools rather than concentrating exclusively on policies and interventions typically enacted at the district level.
How the U.S. Department of Education should respond to the confusion over what states can and can’t do in their ESSA plans.
ESSA accountability plans are a window into how states are trying to find the balance between preparing students for college or for careers.
The available evidence suggests that regulations did indeed deter higher-performing private schools from participating in a voucher program.
An interview with two leaders from Abl, a new San Francisco-based venture seeking to help schools rethink how they use time.
Making data available on how much money is earned by graduates of specific colleges with specific majors had no measurable effect on which college or field students enrolled in.
Four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Indiana, and Ohio—used different research designs and reached the same result.
‘It’s Not My Problem!’ Why Charter Schools and Districts Need to Work Together on the Politics of School Closure
Failure to find politically viable pathways to replacing low-performing schools can bring both district improvement strategies and charter growth to a halt.