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.
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.
PBS NewsHour has a feature on the Baltimore School for the Arts, where students are admitted based on their artistic potential.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, March 31, the Brown Center hosted an event looking at what policymakers need to know about how noncognitive skills like grit can be cultivated.
Rick Hess and Bethany Little describe how state and local school systems could use data and evidence to improve student outcomes just like Billy Beane did for the Oakland A’s.
On Wednesday, April 15, AEI will host a discussion of The Cage-Busting Teacher, a new book by Rick Hess.
The Foundation for Excellence in Education is offering a new online course about the threat a failing education system poses to national security.
Pam Reilly, Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2014, talks about the Common Core standards.
Rick Hess talks about his new book, The Cage-Busting Teacher, which aims to help teachers who want to make their schools better for kids and teachers alike.
On Thursday March 26, Tom Loveless and Matt Chingos discussed the Brown Center’s new report on reading and the gender gap.