Charters in Colorado and Florida win share of local tax dollars
A review of Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making by Harry Brighouse, Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift
How school buildings affect teacher collaboration
A review of Public vs. Private by Robert N. Gross
Michelle Rhee talks with Lenora Chu about her new book, Little Soldiers
A review of “The Testing Charade” by Daniel Koretz
How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed
In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).
How racial bias hinders student attainment
New Mexico’s former state chief talks ed reform
Debating the wisest use of technology in the classroom
As we sober up from the tech-infused party of the past 20 years, we should think about what should come first in our schools: shaping not just our students’ ability to persevere and solve difficult problems but also their character—their empathic connection with others, their capacity to see our shared humanity, and their ability to problem solve with others for a common good.
The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.
A review of “The Education of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir”
Can machine learning unlock the keys to great teaching?
A review of “Addicted to Reform” by John Merrow
A storied guarantee looks to accountability 2.0
But Blaine Amendments stand, for now
Ten tips for school districts from an industry insider
The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump
In 2002, years before the current fervor over personalized learning, the state of Florida embraced a primitive form of the concept with its test-based promotion policy.
How classroom computer use affects student learning
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
An entrepreneur discovers his calling in education
High-stakes teacher evaluations drive student success in Washington, D.C