The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.
The best solution may be to offer federal support for programs that the states themselves design, advancing the cause of school choice while respecting the principle of local control that Trump has also championed.
Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.
This is the last issue of Education Next for which I will serve as editor-in-chief.
For half a century, Coleman’s work has altered the shape of education research, school politics, and school policy.
Back in 2000, U.S. and German students at age 15 were performing at roughly the same level on international tests . By 2012, German 15-year-olds were outscoring their U.S. peers by 32 points in math, a difference representing more than a year’s worth of learning.
In 2014 the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, acting together, sent every school district a letter asking local officials to avoid racial bias when suspending or expelling students.
What are the general lessons to be learned from the many case studies of successful chartering?
Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.
Courts have yet to reach a final verdict on teacher tenure and seniority rights, but the court of public opinion has already made a clear determination.
Vergara precedents are multiple, judge’s actions restrained
School districts and teachers unions are fighting charters with renewed energy.
Learning the truth about schools helps the school reform cause
Charter schools, once little more than glass miniatures, are proving to be the toughest, most enduring of all education reforms.
Although digital learning is making definite advances, it has yet to disrupt secondary education.
The America Achieves study reveals in an alternate way an international achievement gap that my colleagues and I have been identifying over the past three years.
Half or more of student achievement gains on NAEP are an illusion
Poll reveals less trust in teachers, especially among swing voters
Americans are learning more but are not catching up to the rest of the world
The true import of the Chetty study
Give parents the information they need to pick their school of choice
School vouchers rebounded in 2011
Students learned 3.6 percent of a standard deviation more if the teacher spent 10 percent more time on direct instruction. That’s one to two months of extra learning during the course of the year.
Over the decade, we have witnessed—perhaps contributed to—the advance of school reform.
Everyone’s local school needs to do better