It’s too soon to declare that curriculum has made its way solidly into the ed-reform arsenal, but the evidence is mounting that it’s entering.
Many teachers find themselves on a pathway to burnout, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Earlier this week, Matt Chingos testified at a hearing on “Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students” before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.”
What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.
Innovative design supports blended learning
A large-scale reduction requires hiring massively more teachers, dipping deeper and deeper into the applicant pool.
There is broad public support for more government spending on childcare as long as that spending does not result in another unfunded entitlement that worsens the deficit
Can professional development for teachers be personalized? Michael Horn joins EdNext editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new way of doing professional development. Teachers identify the skills they want to acquire, receive specialized training, and are certified as having these new competencies, receiving a micro-credential, something akin to a merit badge.
Higher education is capable of innovating, but each institution will have to figure out what is right for its circumstance.
Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?
Rick Hess and a panel of expert teachers talk about how teachers can bust out of the “cage” of misguided policies, inattentive administrators, and inadequate funding.
How teachers can navigate bureaucracy and the shoals of policy in order to make schools and systems more supportive of their work.
On January 11, 2017 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the most important special education case in thirty-five years, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. At issue was the level of services federal law requires school districts to provide students with disabilities. Marty West discusses the case with Josh Dunn, Ed Next’s legal beat columnist.
Substitute teachers are almost always put in sink-or-swim situations. Parachute Teachers is trying to change the way substitutes work.
College students mainstreamed into statistics are more likely to succeed
Teachers need resources like this to help them transition successfully to the student-centered learning practices that blended learning enables.
A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school
Match Beyond helps low-income students succeed
Can micro-schools break out of an elite niche?
Is free tuition the most effective use of additional funds for higher education?
Graduate school enrollment is exacerbating the black-white debt gap, but there is at best a weak case for calling out for-profit schools in that trend.
Instead of trying to use public policy to develop training programs for the workforce of the future, let’s instead rest our hopes on a vast array of small-scale, nimble, local solutions crafted by civil-society actors.