The Foundation for Excellence in Education has launched Why Proficiency Matters, an interactive website that will help parents understand what proficiency means in their state and how it impacts their children.
Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown is launching an education-focused website called The Seventy Four, named “for the 74 million children in America — the people the education establishment is supposed to serve.”
On June 24, 2015 AEI hosted a research conference on the current role of entrepreneurship in improving K-12 Education.
USA Today’s Greg Toppo answer’s a reader’s question about the origins of the Common Core State Standards.
Eric Hanushek discusses the value of raising students’ cognitive skills and how this is crucial to boosting long-term economic growth
The Fordham Institute hosted a live-streamed conversation with Daniel Weisberg, the new CEO of TNTP.
Eric Hanushek talks about the economic growth that would result if countries could meet the goal of bringing all children up to a level of basic skills.
Libby Nelson of Vox explains the Common Core approach to math to skeptical parents and others.
Governor Scott Walker spoke about reforms he put in place in Wisconsin at a Harvard conference on improving school systems in July 2012.
The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week. In 2010, Marty West of Ed Next spoke with George Thampy about what it was like to win the bee in 2000.
Michael Jonas of Commonwealth Magazine hosts an online discussion of the opt-out movement with Robert Pondiscio and Jennifer Berkshire.
Mike Petrilli interviews Greg Toppo about his new book.
PBS NewsHour has a feature on the Baltimore School for the Arts, where students are admitted based on their artistic potential.
Anna Egalite appeared on Where We Live to talk about teacher diversity and student success.
This Ed Week video spotlights a dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., that includes home visits from a “scholar re-engagement manager” and personalized plans for returning to school.
In Slate’s new podcast, three teachers discuss the best and worst advice they’ve ever received.
Nina Rees of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has a welcome message for National Charter Schools Week, which began Monday.
Seniors at IDEA Public Schools, a charter school network in Texas which has sent 100% of its graduates to college for seven years straight, reveal their college plans.
Krissy Clark of Marketplace visits Dayton, Ohio, which has one of the worst rates of economic mobility in the U.S, but which is also the home of a great deal of education innovation.
On April 28, the Fordham Institute hosted a conversation with Greg Toppo about his new book, The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.
Teacher Marilyn Rhames gives teachers strategic advice on how to start new school programs. Rhames appeared at a Cage-Busting Teacher event at AEI.