Making federal student aid programs simpler and easier for students to navigate is a key goal of efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act .
According to the 2017 EdNext poll, support for merit pay for teachers among the general public has dropped from 67 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2017.
When charter schools opt out of state retirement plans, they usually offer their teachers an alternative.
States’ teacher pension plans have been managed so poorly that they’re now underfunded by $500 billion.
In 19 states, charter schools can offer their teachers an alternative to state retirement plans.
Even though controversy has sprung up around the new International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study, our 2017 EdNext poll found that 48 percent of parents support requiring students in publicly funded preschool programs to take state tests.
Charter sectors have a lot more control over their teacher pipelines than they realize.
Pension costs, excluding Social Security and retiree health insurance, have grown from $520 per student in 2004 to $1,220 today.
Public education has some of the lowest rates of job turnover in our economy.
Simple innovations, like digital lesson plans, can go a long way toward improving teacher effectiveness and student outcomes
Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?
A new study examines the effects of an experiment in which some community college students received free computers and others did not by lottery.
In the News: Inside the $28,000-a-year private school where children of tech workers learn to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk
BASIS runs a small handful of private schools in addition to its 25 public charter schools.
What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.
The next technology that could disrupt the classroom
New Research on Opportunity Culture: Multi-Classroom Leaders’ Teams Produce Significant Learning Gains
The study compared student growth in classrooms led by teachers in Opportunity Culture roles to student growth in non-Opportunity Culture classrooms.
New data allow for the most comprehensive assessment to date of student debt and default.
How school buildings affect teacher collaboration
The Dell Scholars program improves students’ year-over-year college persistence, academic achievement, and bachelor’s degree attainment.
Perhaps these studies went widely unnoticed because they contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.
We must try to set rigorous outcome-based standards for credit-recovery courses with rigorous assessments.
That so many ed reformers have steered clear of advocating for proven curricula speaks volumes about how resistant our culture is to anything that puts limits on individual autonomy.
There’s been an infuriating log-jam between those who argue technology is a distraction at best and those who argue it is an extremely positive force.
Bachelor’s degree completion gaps make it much harder to achieve a teaching force whose diversity mirrors that of the student population.