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.
A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.
Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.
Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.
Platforms, projects, wraparound services and assessments will all be in the news.
Textbooks are one of the most widely used educational inputs, but remarkably little is known about their effects on student learning.
Critical books offer more folly than wisdom
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.
State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.
We need a rigorous curriculum to teach students the civics of the local and the experiential.
We can’t expect teachers to reach every single student effectively at scale without somehow reconfiguring teachers’ existing workloads.
The system is spending time and effort rating teachers using criteria that do not have a basis in research.