Launching a coherent curriculum in a local-control state
How can community colleges better serve underprepared students?
A review of “Lower Ed” by Tressie McMillan Cottom
An inside look at learning and assessment at Western Governors University
A review of “The Vanishing American Adult” by Ben Sasse
Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education
In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.
Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch proponent of “originalism” in constitutional jurisprudence, an approach to deciding cases based on constitutional text as it was originally understood by its authors.
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
A review of “Dream Hoarders” by Richard V. Reeves
Summit charter network shares its model nationwide
Florida courts uphold tax credits
Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education
Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?
Supreme Court raises level of benefit
A review of “Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education” by Jonathan A. Knee
Redshirting may do more harm than good
A review of “The Case for Connection” by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson
How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway
Three experts weigh in, and look to the future
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]