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.
While many believe private schools to be “unregulated,” they already follow many regulations, regardless of their participation in a school choice program.
When we fail to right-size our reform efforts, we breed a sense of futility among teachers, parents and policymakers.
AP exams are a distinctly American solution to the problem that standards in American education are subjective and vary widely from school to school.
Competency-based education offers a philosophy of how students ought to progress through material; it frees students from the lock step, age-based progressions in traditional schooling.
In the median state, teachers must wait 24 years before their pension is finally worth more than their own contributions.
As more and more schools adopt blended learning in the years to come, the nature of teaching is going to change.
People with more money tend to be better organized and effective at protecting their interests than poor people, so designing a program to stick it to wealthy people is generally a bad idea.
There are flaws in new teacher evaluation systems that need correcting.
Redesigning jobs to extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students by having them work in collaborative teams will bring benefits to teachers, students, and the state as a whole.
Once educators and local (and state) officials see how poorly their kids do on tougher assessments and what the standards really require, they will start looking for better curricular materials and training.
Faced with a budget crisis, Illinois offered teachers a generous early retirement package. Large numbers of older, more experienced teachers took the offer, Here’s what happened next.
The main reason personalized learning is needed is that each student learns at a different pace and each student’s pace tends to vary based on the subject or even concept one is learning.
When schools are not run by locally elected school boards, can there still be local control?
It’s a myth that district schools “serve all comers.” They simply don’t. Nor should they. Every child deserves to have his or her needs met, but not necessarily under the same roof.