That so many ed reformers have steered clear of advocating for proven curricula speaks volumes about how resistant our culture is to anything that puts limits on individual autonomy.
Bachelor’s degree completion gaps make it much harder to achieve a teaching force whose diversity mirrors that of the student population.
Sara Ziemnik answers some practical questions from teachers about how she teaches history.
How racial bias hinders student attainment
A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
Why are the unions not more concerned about a new study finding that 28% of district teachers miss more than ten days of school for personal and sick leave?
28.3 percent of teachers in traditional public schools miss eleven or more days of school for illness or personal reasons.
A survey of school leaders that found they were spending 19 days a year on superfluous paperwork due to the state’s new teacher-evaluation system.
The New York Times ran an interminable front-page piece on Sunday raising doubts about the ethics and propriety of teachers who promote commercial products.
The 2017 Education Next poll asked the public, parents, and teachers what share of teachers at your local public school are excellent, good, satisfactory and unsatisfactory.
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
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
Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential.
In some school systems, teachers can network and support each other in the effort to radically remake the classroom.
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
In too many schools and systems, empowerment tends to feel like an empty phrase.
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.
Many teachers find themselves on a pathway to burnout, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
A large-scale reduction requires hiring massively more teachers, dipping deeper and deeper into the applicant pool.
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.
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.