After the Secretary promised to provide states wide latitude in implementing ESSA, the DeVos team seems to be misreading the law, the substantive issues, and the politics.
Medicaid insulates disadvantaged children from some of the adverse experiences that keep them from succeeding in school.
If the four Supreme Court justices who sided with Friedrichs vote to hear Mark Janus’s case, and if Neil Gorsuch votes according to expectations, agency fees could be dead by the end of the court’s next term.
Maybe it’s just me, but I suspect that Trump’s energetic support is one of the worst things that could happen to school choice
Marty West, Randi Weingarten, Shavar Jeffries, and Lindsey Burke took part in a panel discussion on the changing politics of education at this week’s Education Writers Association conference in Washington, D.C.
In an op-ed for Real Clear Education, Paul Peterson notes that public opinion surveys are finding that public support for vouchers is growing.
I had a three-part reaction: it’s not that big a deal; the cuts are generally reasonable and some are even brave; but the budget as a whole is so problematic that I’ve no desire to defend it.
Florida courts uphold tax credits
Wondering about federal education policy in the midst of all this can feel like playing wiffle ball in the middle of a hurricane.
State plans create more losers than winners, and many get nothing at all
Those who follow federal education policy are well aware of a few big changes wrought by the Trump team, but another quintet of recent ed-related developments in Washington begs for attention.
Tenure arrived in K–12 education as a trickle-down from higher ed. Will the demise of tenure follow a similar sequence?
Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.
While technocrats have been trying to centralize and homogenize and control everything about education, school choice and charters have done the exact opposite.
A chat with Martin West
How Civil Rights Enforcement Got Swept Into the Culture Wars, and What a New Administration Can Do About It
The incoming leaders of the civil rights office should demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law by following APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures.
While the appropriate federal role in the policies and practices of local schools is a matter of debate, ensuring transparency through data collection should not be.
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick has been poring over Neil Gorsuch’s opinions as a federal judge to learn how he might approach the steady stream of education cases that inevitably make their way before the Supreme Court.
Title I formulas now provide extra funds per poor student in poorer places. Under portability, this would no longer be true,
Rethinking education research under the Every Student Succeeds Act
By shining a spotlight on states with particularly low student performance, the department can bring attention to the struggles facing public education in these states.
Even if SIG achieved the same effects as urban charter schools the study may not have been able to detect these effects.
I don’t know what comes next, but we’ll all be well-served to keep our wits about us.
What the Obama administration’s signature reform got wrong
A long record refutes the radical image of the education secretary