Michelle Rhee addressed an audience at the Harvard School of Public Health as part of its series, “Decision Making: Voices from the Field.”
Bellwether hosts a discussion of Andy Smarick’s new book, The Urban School System of the Future.
Disadvantaged students from high-flying charter schools spend 3 weeks at Franklin & Marshall learning what it will take to succeed in college.
KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg discusses “cage-busting leadership” and how to empower principals to be leaders.
The Association of American Educators has posted a video featuring teachers in Wisconsin who have chosen to join the AAE, an alternative to teachers unions.
Angela Duckworth on how non-cognitive competencies can predict success.
A feature produced by LearningMatters looks at whether Rocketship charter schools can be broadly replicated.
Is the federal government’s $3 billion School Improvements Grants program to turn around failing schools working? Andy Rotherham, Carmel Martin, and Jean-Claude Brizard debate the issue at a Fordham panel.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a keynote address at the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings on how to provide equal educational opportunity to all students.
Mike Petrilli talks with Andy Smarick about alternatives to urban school districts.
Sal Khan looks at the possible outcomes of negotiations around the fiscal cliff in this Khan Academy video
Eric Hanushek explains why different countries need to try different approaches to improving education outcomes.
What We’re Listening To: Mike Petrilli and Josh Starr on Whether the Brightest Students Are Being Challenged
Ed Next’s Mike Petrilli was a guest on What’s the Big Idea? a podcast hosted by Josh Starr, superintendent of schools in Montgomery County, Md.
Third-grade students from Stedwick ES in Gaithersburg, Md. describe what it was like to write and produce an original opera.
John Chubb on how to get the best teachers in the world.
A study by the Fordham Institute looks at the strength of teacher unions on a state-by-state basis.
Eric Hanushek discusses his new study, School Leaders Matter, with Paul Peterson.
Mike Petrilli talks with David Cohen about the depressing track record of efforts to improve teaching and learning.
AEI hosted a post-election discussion about the Obama administration’s priorities for the second term, prospects for ESEA reauthorization, and how sequestration could affect education.
Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston’s speech last month at a Teach for America event has been called the best speech ever about education.
Mike Petrilli talks with Nate Levenson about getting by with smaller school budgets.
Education policy advisers from the Obama and Romney campaigns joined Rick Hess for a discussion at AEI. Jon Schnur represented the Obama campaign and Marty West represented the Romney campaign.
Terry Moe and Joe Williams debate the impact of the Chicago teachers strike and the future of teacher unions at a Fordham event.
Salman Khan talks about his forthcoming book and about Khan Academy’s method and mission with Jacob Weisberg of Slate magazine.
The Wall Street Journal’s David Feith discusses the backlash against the movie “Won’t Back Down.”