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.
Here are my 11 reflections on what this means and predictions for what might happen.
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.