With Donald Trump set to enter the Oval Office, Vice President-elect Michael Pence seems likely to shape the federal role in education for the next four years.
What does this political earthquake mean for education policy?
What does this mean for education? We’ll have to see who gets named to key policy positions in the White House and the Department of Education.
Requiring that districts move closer to equal spending across schools may simply shift high-cost but less effective resources to students in need.
Cerf says that reforming a school system is difficult, but the evidence suggests that it can pay off.
The stakes seem to get higher and higher as presidents and their appointees tear away at the moorings meant to constrain them.
Based on my analysis of public opinion, there is broad public support for four policies, all of which also have at least modest research evidence to support them.
School failure is no longer the United States’ most pressing educational problem—mediocrity is.
Education is clearly not a top-tier issue for the public right now, but it’s also nowhere near the bottom.
Trump has spent at least half his adult life as a Democrat, has been on every side of every major issue, and seems wholly unacquainted with the Constitution.
The results of three recent polls on education policy should provide interesting fodder for the winners of state and national elections.
When Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014, he launched several new programs to boost student achievement in New York City schools. Has he succeeded in crafting a progressive alternative to predecessor Michael Bloomberg’s “education reform” agenda?
At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.
Instead of continuing with a complex and ineffective maze of Title I regulations, states should have the opportunity to let parents decide how to use Title I dollars.
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
Our next President will be forced to make a number of important education policy decisions almost immediately upon taking office.
Today’s dispute over comparability marks the midpoint in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.
Three provisions in the new law might help states and school districts improve their systems of school finance.
Like No Child Left Behind, the proposed ESSA regulations are going to stand in the way of some promising approaches to state accountability. What’s the point of that?
For all their differences, George W. Bush and Barack Obama shared a surprisingly common approach to school reform: a regulatory approach.
Choice and competition remain the country’s best hope
Supreme Court lets agency fees stand
If these rules are put into place, districts will face several incentives at odds with helping disadvantaged students.
The Obama administration’s Department of Labor is moving to revamp the “overtime rule” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This could have a big impact on programs that depend on the passionate commitment of small staffs.
One reason that Trump makes political veteran observers so nervous is that he could very well be elected President of the United States, and yet no one has any idea of what he’d attempt to do in office.