Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
Launching a coherent curriculum in a local-control state
The response of the DeVos Department of Education to Delawares ESSA plan has provoked a full-fledged kerfluffle
Results from a national survey of high school student engagement.
Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly approved a policy statement on charter schools that aims to limit the growth of charter schools and regulate the schools more closely.
Pooling data across years and grades may provide an opportunity to include students in accountability systems in cases where subgroup size is otherwise too small.
What journalists, education reformers, and everyone else should understand is that the Obama Administration turned almost everything into a potential civil rights violation.
Mitchell Chester, the longtime Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, a good man, and a true friend, passed away Monday evening.
On the heels of its decision yesterday in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court today granted cert to and vacated state supreme court decisions out of Colorado and New Mexico that used Blaine Amendments to exclude religious schools from government aid programs.
The Supreme Court closed out its Spring 2017 term this morning by announcing its opinion in a case with potential implications for private school choice.
In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
Looking behind the hype on sexual assault enforcement
This week, Hanna Skandera wrapped up her final day after nearly seven years in office. She was one of the nation’s longest-serving state chiefs,
Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education
In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.
Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch proponent of “originalism” in constitutional jurisprudence, an approach to deciding cases based on constitutional text as it was originally understood by its authors.
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.