Some takeaways from a conference that examined an array of issues, including lessons learned on accountability, standards, school turnarounds, teacher quality, research, state capacity, and more.
Last week, officials from the U.S. Department of Education met with critics of school discipline policies that were put in place under the Obama administration.
DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.
The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.
A storied guarantee looks to accountability 2.0
The hyperbole that greeted the nothingburger of Trump’s budget swamped the chance to discuss whether some federal education spending should be cut.
The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump
Robert Pondiscio joins Marty West to discuss the curriculum-driven reform efforts led by the Louisiana Department of Education.
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,