Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discuss the spread of legal challenges to state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal, and seniority.
Eric Taylor of Stanford University explains the findings of a study on the effects of high-quality teacher evaluations on teacher performance.
A free online course on history, politics, and policy in American education, taught by Paul E. Peterson, will begin on Sept. 8.
Nina Rees discusses how schools will need to respond to rising numbers of unaccompanied children crossing the border.
On January 31, Fordham hosted a panel discussion on their latest report, “Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement.”
Four undocumented teenagers from a high-poverty high school in Phoenix win a national robotics competition in this documentary produced by Jeb Bush, Jr.
Fordham’s Amber Northern talks about Common Core implementation at the EWA’s 67th National Seminar.
Students in Fowler USD, a school district in California facing financial challenges, can access speech therapy online.
Jeffrey Brown of PBS NewsHour talks with Rick Hess and Carmel Martin.
Middle school students play “Mission US,” an online adventure game that immerses students in American history.
Amber Northern appears on Huffington Post Live Monday at 2:30 pm to discuss the challenges of principal recruitment, selection, and placement.
Addressing a Leading Educators conference, Arne Duncan says we need to give teachers more opportunities to influence education policy without having to leave their teaching jobs.
On June 26 at 4pm, the Fordham Institute will host a panel to discuss Richard Whitmire’s new book, On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope.
The Center for American Progress hosted a forum on Common Core implementation.
DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson talks with Andy Rotherham while driving through DC.
Eric Hanushek discusses the Vergara v. California ruling.
A 10-week online course on education policy offered by 50CAN and Fordham is now accepting applications.
Michael Brickman explains the benefits of course choice policies and describes how states can promote them.
A documentary web series follows five 8th grade students in the Chicago area as they apply to selective enrollment high schools.
Professor Lee Sing Kong gave a presentation for the Rodel Foundation in Delaware on teacher training in Singapore.
Mike McShane of AEI explains why the new standards have become so controversial.
Sandi Jacobs, Russ Whitehurst, Matt Chingos and Dan Goldhaber discuss a new study that finds several problems with evaluating teachers based on classroom observations.
A new study finds that U.S. schools do as badly at teaching students from better-educated families as they do at teaching students from less well-educated families.
Students Matter has posted Marcellus McRae’s closing arguments in Vergara v. California, which challenges the state’s laws regarding teacher tenure, seniority and dismissal,