To win the contest and get a visit from a major league baseball player, nominate a school that “is hitting it out of the park with higher standards, clear expectations, and classroom support .”
Chicago Public Television looks at five high schools where students are earning college credit through an early college program.
A new sketch from Comedy Central’s Key & Peele imagines teachers being treated like professional athletes.
Are minority students, particularly African Americans, overrepresented or underrepresented in special ed? Experts discuss a new study.
A new video from the Data Quality Campaign shows the kinds of data that can be used to help educators and parents support student learning.
Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has launched an education-focused website called The Seventy Four.
WTTW takes a look at Intrinsic Schools, a Chicago blended-learning charter school
AEI hosted a research conference on the current role of entrepreneurship in improving K-12 Education.
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.