Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.
The key to creating conditions that sincerely celebrate diversity may lie in focusing the attention of our children on what makes us one country.
Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School
Accountability plans must ensure that every student gets the broad knowledge and vocabulary that remain the unacknowledged drivers of language proficiency
A broader education, including the arts, may be essential for later success in math and reading as well as the proper development of civic values and character skills,
If we believe that the school you attend should not determine the limits of the courses you can take, then states, rather than individual schools, must step in to ensure that all students can benefit from innovations in online learning to access coursework.
The sooner schools see building knowledge across the curriculum as Job One in strengthening reading comprehension, the better.
For some education reformers, other reforms seem much more important than curriculum battles. Here’s what they are missing.
Mayor de Blasio has shown a good instinct for identifying the right targets—early childhood education and reading. But it’s hard to be encouraged that either he or his chancellor knows how to hit them.
An examination of assignments given by middle school teachers appears to show that most of the work asked of students does not reflect the higher, more rigorous standards set by Common Core.
The College Board deserves a cheer for trying to stabilize the vessel known as Advanced Placement U.S. History
Yesterday the College Board released its newly revised version of the AP U.S. History framework.
Inquiry and self-direction guide student learning
Why is so little information available about which textbooks and curricula are being used?
Schools and teachers anywhere can download free materials from EngageNY, a comprehensive, Common Core-aligned curriculum developed by New York State.
To be a good reader you need an understanding of literature, art, music, history, and the sciences — that is, you need a liberal arts education.
How decisions teachers make about instruction shape the implementation of the Common Core
Some fret that states that make the U.S. citizenship test a graduation requirement may be tacitly encouraging schools to abandon semester-long classes in civics. I’m skeptical.
I share critics concerns that early childhood learning is leading schools to take all the joy out of kindergarten, but I see no reason to blame Common Core for that.
John O’Connor takes a close look at some of the debates that are taking place over how math is taught in states that are implementing the Common Core standards and at the long history of debates over math instruction.
A subset of white, affluent, well-educated parents have long favored progressive education. Alternative schools are a good option for them.
We can have kindergarten that is both play-based and language-rich. It’s what the best kindergarten teachers have always done.
Arizona became the first state to make passing the U.S. Citizenship Test a high school graduation requirement.
While running the nation’s largest school system, Carmen Farina has made a growing list of decisions based not on empirical evidence, but on the chancellor’s personal preference.