Gains in Teacher Quality

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

The Softer Side of ‘No Excuses’

A view of KIPP schools in action

A view of KIPP schools in action

The Mayors’ Charter Schools

Innovation facilitates socioeconomic integration and high performance

Innovation facilitates socioeconomic integration and high performance in Rhode Island

Will Mayor de Blasio Turn Back the School Reform Clock?

New York City’s charters and small high schools at risk

New York City’s charters and small high schools at risk

High Scores at BASIS Charter Schools

Arizona students outperform Shanghai

Arizona students outperform Shanghai on international exams

Boston and the Charter School Cap

Politics halts growth of top-notch schools

Politics halts growth of top-notch schools

The 2013 Education Next Survey

Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies

Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies

Brilliant New Measure of Non-Cognitive Skills

My student, Collin Hitt, and colleague, Julie Trivitt, have an amazing paper on how we can efficiently measure an important non-cognitive skill that is strongly predictive of later life outcomes.

Competition with Charters Motivates Districts

New political circumstances, growing popularity

New political circumstances, growing popularity

By Marc J. Holley, Anna J. Egalite, and Martin F. Lueken    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Features, Homepage, Journal, On Top of the News  

Digital Roundup

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

The Promise of Personalized Learning

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

The School Administrator Payoff from Teacher Pensions

The “stewards” of the system benefit the most

The “stewards” of the system benefit the most

By Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, and Michael Podgursky    Features, Homepage, Journal, On Top of the News, School Spending  

Despite Common Core, States Still Lack Common Standards

Students proficient on state tests but not national

Students proficient on state tests but not national

Limits on Collective Bargaining

Wisconsin succeeds in cutting costs

Wisconsin succeeds in cutting costs

Charter Authorizers Face Challenges

Quality control takes money and staff

Strong authorizing can create and support high-quality charter schools, and weak authorizing can enable lousy charter schools to open or stay open.

The 2013 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

The Edu-Scholar Rankings seek to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K–12 and higher education

The Edu-Scholar Rankings seek to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K–12 and higher education

Still Teaching for America

Common vision creates forward momentum

Common vision creates forward momentum

Funding Phantom Students

State policies insulate districts from making tough decisions

State leaders too often overlook a common practice that inhibits both efficiency and productivity: funding students who do not actually attend school in funded districts.

21st-Century Teacher Education

Ed schools don’t give teachers the tools they need

Ed schools don’t give teachers the tools they need

Disrupting Teacher Education

High costs for brick-and-mortar degrees create opportunities for online programs

High costs for brick-and-mortar degrees create opportunities for online programs

‘No Excuses’ Kids Go to College

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

No Substitute for a Teacher

Adults’ absences shortchange students

The average child has substitute teachers for more than six months of his school career

Taking Back Teaching

Educators organize to influence policy and their profession

Educators organize to influence policy and their profession

Combating the ‘Culture of Can’t’

School leaders have more power than they think

When it comes to reforming American education, school officials have far more freedom to transform, reimagine, and invigorate teaching, learning, and schooling than is widely believed.

Grammarians in Hoodies

High school students take up the charge

Sloppy English usage may seem like a modern problem, but the laxness that has led to this moment in grammar’s history bears a strong resemblance to the atmosphere in early-18th-century England.

By Elise Hahl    Features, Homepage, Journal, Teachers and Teaching  
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