A new study finds that principals do differentiate their teachers’ performance, but formal personnel ratings don’t reflect this differentiation.
Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation
The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.
A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.
When I observed classrooms and interviewed teachers and administrators, the thing that stood out was high-quality teaching practices, inspired and supported by effective school leadership.
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition at Public Universities
Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.
Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential.
A rigorously designed study out of Denmark shows that cultural activity among students is strongly (and likely causally) related to later academic success.
In this video from Business Insider, former Google executive Max Ventilla talks about why he founded AltSchool.
Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?
In some school systems, teachers can network and support each other in the effort to radically remake the classroom.
In the News: Franklin & Marshall’s Mission to Make College More Equitable Is Changing the Face of Higher Ed
This weekend, 17 percent of graduates who receive their diplomas at Franklin and Marshall College’s commencement will be low-income Pell Grant recipients.
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education
Teachers tend to rely on their colleagues for advice. That’s understandable, but it means that teachers have little assurance of a product’s effectiveness.
Let’s avoid big and irrevocable bets on conclusions and recommendations that are far out in front of what a careful reading of the underlying evidence can support.
Why is it so rare that thoughtfully vetted instructional materials form the foundation of professional learning for teachers?
In too many schools and systems, empowerment tends to feel like an empty phrase.
The English experience suggests that making college free is hardly the only way to increase quantity, quality, and equity in higher education.
Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?
Federal data from NCES offers a potentially surprising revelation: Private school teachers have higher turnover rates than their public school counterparts, and it’s not particularly close.
Imagine an ideal world in which all student data flows seamlessly and securely between software applications: