Aftermath: My Note to the Gates Foundation

A researcher and a skeptic engage in a candid discussion of what happens when value-added analysis is used to evaluate teachers.

Is Differentiated Instruction a Hollow Promise?

Teachers are expected to be all things to (almost) all youngsters, but most acknowledge that, while technology and small classes surely help, they do not feel like they’re differentiating all that well.

Randi Weingarten Talks About Pensions, But Doesn’t Really Want to Have a Conversation About Them

Teachers need leaders willing to have courageous conversations about how to modernize and improve retirement security for all of our nation’s teachers.

NCAA Goofs On Online Eligibility

What is the NCAA objecting to that California, land of input-based regulation for schools, isn’t?

The Warning Michigan Schools Should Be Giving Teachers

High mobility rates and a 10-year service requirement for teachers to qualify ensure that less than half of Michigan’s new teachers will remain long enough to earn a pension

Software Vendors Shouldn’t Ignore the Groundwork for Edtech

As online learning marches upmarket, we can’t ignore the basic unmet infrastructure needs inside the vast majority of America’s school buildings.

What High Schools Can Do for ‘Unprepared’ Students

New York’s small schools have produced powerful results for students—many of whom fall squarely within the cohort of the “underprepared.”

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‘College and Career Ready’ Sounds Great. But What About the Kids Who Are Neither?

What should we do with these students while they are in high school? What education offerings would benefit them the most?

Will Youth CareerConnect Disrupt or Sustain?

The ambitious program could fund the development of truly disruptive models for educating students in a manner that is tightly connected to workforce opportunities.

The Pension IOU

Teachers should insist that all forms of compensation—including retirement benefits—are paid for upfront and that benefit promises are matched by real contributions.

A Concluded Battle in the Curriculum Wars

Abundant research supports content-oriented curricula in the “softer” subjects of English Language Arts and social studies/history.

How Generous Are Public Pensions?

For the average full-career state worker, traditional defined benefit plans are working quite well.

Charter Schools, the Time Is Now to Take on Special Ed in a Big Way

What does it take for charters to achieve success with kids who have disabilities? Something not so different from what works with low-income kids.

Focus on the Opportunities Ed Tech Brings, Not the Hype

When we talk educational technology, there’s far too much excited talk about big purchases of tablets or assessment systems and far too little about just what educators and students are supposed to actually do with these.

Behind the Headline: Barack Obama vs. the Culture of Poverty

Two giants of the blogosphere, Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic, have been engaging in an epic debate this month over the concept of “the culture of poverty.”

“Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material”

Is exactly what we should be telling a lot of high school students.

Alternatives to the Traditional

Montgomery County, Md. will overhaul its struggling alternative school program using personalized, competency-based, and online components.

Navigating the Common Core

Complexities threaten implementation

Complexities threaten implementation

The Common Core Takes Hold

Implementation moves steadily forward

Implementation moves steadily forward

Do Public Pensions Provide Equal Pay for Equal Work?

Women are more likely to spend time out of the workforce than men, and defined-benefit pension plans tend to punish teachers who fail to meet specific targets, such as 30 years of service.

Can Pre-K Blaze the Way to Disruption?

Because half of 3 and 4 year olds are not enrolled in pre-K today, we have an opportunity to foster disruptive innovations that could change the way we think about childcare, parenting, and education.

Does Pre-K Work? It Depends How Picky You Are

How is it that different individuals could look at the same research and come to such different conclusions?

The Pre-K Problem: A Great Investment or Passing the Buck?

What should we be talking about when we talk about universal pre-K?

What Do We Know About Professional Development?

Teachers who seek to improve their own practice are primarily guided by common sense, intuition, word of mouth, personal experience, ideologically laden ideas about progressive or traditional instruction, the guidance of mentors, and folk wisdom—not a body of knowledge and practice that has been rigorously tested for its efficacy.

Julie Young: Disruptive Innovator For Students

Julie Young’s guiding vision for the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) began in 1996 as she wrote the word “student” at the center of a piece of paper and then asked a series of questions of the team gathered around her. What could school look like if the student was at the center?

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