In St. Louis, a substantial boost to pension benefits did not boost teacher retention.
Higher education reform increasingly feels like a rerun of the past two decades of K-12 reform—only on a 15 year time delay.
Sara Goldrick-Rab was a guest on The Daily Show this week to talk about her new book, Paying the Price, about the cost of higher education, our current system of financial aid, and some strategies for cutting costs.
As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around.
Earlier this month the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) released a report with the worrying title, “A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.”
Maybe today’s technology can finally make a progressive teaching approach more doable for teachers and students in more classrooms.
Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.
Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins.
Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity.
Everybody is scared to touch special education, much less fundamentally alter it.
Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,
Match Charter School, a high-performing preK-12 school in Boston, is making its curriculum available to teachers everywhere through Match Fishtank.
Policymakers have few useful tools to screen out “bad” teachers from the profession. The current screening tools are doing little more than unnecessarily limiting the supply of new teachers.
Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.
At least three distinct theories have been proposed about how moving away from a majority-white teacher workforce would be beneficial for students of color.
Are U.S. schools over-identifying children for special ed based on their race or ethnicity? The best-available studies find that the opposite is occurring.
The key to creating conditions that sincerely celebrate diversity may lie in focusing the attention of our children on what makes us one country.
Colorado has done the right thing in making the teaching profession at least somewhat contingent on performance. The state should create a retirement system that matches that expectation.
Breakthrough innovations come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old processes.
The fragmented teacher labor market has implications for how we think about improving teacher preparation, not to mention how school districts go about hiring new teachers.
The shift from a veteran-dominated profession to one more heavily tilted toward newcomers implications for calculating average teacher salaries.
A forum by Tom Vander Ark and Greg Richmond
Advocates of today’s defined benefit teacher pension plans claim that these plans encourage workers to stick around and devote their lives to the profession, but there’s not much evidence that this is the case.