The response of the DeVos Department of Education to Delawares ESSA plan has provoked a full-fledged kerfluffle
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.
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,
Medicaid insulates disadvantaged children from some of the adverse experiences that keep them from succeeding in school.
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.
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.
Wondering about federal education policy in the midst of all this can feel like playing wiffle ball in the middle of a hurricane.
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.
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.
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.
The most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?”