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.
A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues
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
Donald Trump’s political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education should keep these in mind.
Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.
EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide
The most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?”
To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.
It’s going to be important for the press, and for the Senate HELP committee, to ask a lot of questions to understand where she and the President who chose her plan to take federal education policy
The regulatory process provides a unique opportunity for researchers and the public at large to engage with policy. We should take advantage of it, in any administration.
States are now putting pen to paper on their accountability plans and many of them want advice about what to do.
Here are some of the names I’d love to see considered for a dozen of the top jobs.