Boosting Hispanic College Completion

Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?

Special Education Standards

Supreme Court raises level of benefit

Clown School

A review of “Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education” by Jonathan A. Knee

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Redshirting may do more harm than good

On Teaching Controversy

A review of “The Case for Connection” by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson

Hamilton Goes to High School

How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway

Is Test-Based Accountability Dead?

Three experts weigh in, and look to the future

Why Accountability Matters, and Why It Must Evolve

Try to think of an education policy that 1) has been shown, in dozens of studies across multiple decades, to positively affect student outcomes; 2) has the overwhelming support of parents and voters; 3) reinforces many other policies and facilitates quality research; and 4) has been used widely at the district, state, and national levels […]

Futile Accountability Systems Should Be Abandoned

Is test-based accountability “on the wane”? The question is based on a fallacy. For something to be on the wane, it has to exist, and test-based accountability has never truly existed in the United States. Holding people accountable requires that they face significant consequences as a result of their actions. Despite years of “high stakes” […]

If Parents Push for It, Accountability Can Work

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled in education is convincing the American public that we have had test-based accountability. The media and politicians adopted the rhetoric of “high stakes” tests without bothering to ask the question: what, exactly, are the stakes? For most adults in education, there were none. Shockingly few public-school educators have […]

Vague Answers to Pointed Questions

A teacher-parent-wonk shops for a school

New Blueprints for K–12 Schools

Innovative design supports blended learning

A Common Core Curriculum Quandary

For Eureka Math, open-source leads to a revenue stream

Gorsuch, the Judicious Judge

A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers

Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

Reconsidering the Supreme Court’s Rodriguez Decision

Is there a federal constitutional right to education?

Inequitable Schools Demand a Federal Remedy 

Rodriguez will one day be considered as erroneous as the court’s approval of the “separate but equal” doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson.

Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills

As a matter of constitutional law, Rodriguez was correctly decided.

Hands Off My Tenure!

Unions challenge constitutionality of reforms

Making Evidence Locally

Rethinking education research under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Reforming Remediation

College students mainstreamed into statistics are more likely to succeed

Opposing Perspectives on Student Debt

Is the college loan crisis reality or myth?

How I Became a D.tech Dragon

Learning to think in a new way

Under New Administration, Small Measures Could Foster Big Change

The best solution may be to offer federal support for programs that the states themselves design, advancing the cause of school choice while respecting the principle of local control that Trump has also championed.

Will the XQ “Super Schools” Live Up to Their Name?

A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school

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