In this video, NPR’s Cory Turner looks at which states have the most-segregating school district boundaries– borders with the largest difference in child poverty rates from one side to the other.
Match Charter School, a high-performing preK-12 school in Boston, is making its curriculum available to teachers everywhere through Match Fishtank.
The 74 is creating an oral history of America’s top charter schools. They’ve posted a series of video interviews with educators, school leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. This video features JoAnn Gama of IDEA Public Schools.
On Thursday, August 25 at 4 pm, Fordham will release a new report rating private school choice programs across the country.
On August 30, The 74 will release a new book by Richard Whitmire about America’s high-performing public charter schools called The Founders.
In Massachusetts, where residents will soon vote in a referendum on whether to allow the creation of more charter schools, pro-charter groups are running tv ads.
Amanda Ripley and Robert Pondiscio discuss whether poor kids should be taught using the same methods as rich kids. This discussion was part of the New York Times’ Cities of Tomorrow event.
At a meeting last weekend, the Democratic Party amended its education platform in a way that amounts to a rejection of the many of the policies of the Obama administration. C-Span broadcast the debate over the changes.
On Thursday, July 14 at 4 pm, Fordham will host a discussion of the results of a recent survey that found that, while teachers have begun to embrace Common Core math, parents (as perceived by teachers) seem less enamored.
EdBuild has created a website that shows, state-by-state, how schools are funded. (Clicking on the above map will take you to EdBuild’s interactive maps.)
The Fordham Institute hosted a discussion on Monday, June 20, 2016 about what the education reform community agrees on.
On June 8, 2016, Brookings hosted a panel discussion on the topic “Bringing education disparities to the forefront of the political debate.” Among the panelists were Gerard Robinson of AEI, DeRay Mckesson of Black Lives Matter, and Peggy McLeod of La Raza.
At Icahn Charter Schools in the South Bronx, students learn the Core Knowledge curriculum developed by E.D. Hirsch. Here they demonstrate some of the things they’ve learned in an end-of-year Core Knowledge Assembly program.
EdPolicy Leaders Online has launched a new online course that will take a close look at PISA data and explore how the data can be used to improve education policymaking in the U.S.
Match education has produced a series of 3-5 minute videos, Match Minis, to share what they have learned about classroom teaching, teacher training, and more. There are videos for teachers, for teacher coaches, and for school leaders.
Earlier this week, top middle-school mathletes competed in the Mathcounts national championship. The final round aired on ESPN3
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, starting at 9:30 am, AEI will host an event on education savings accounts (ESAs). Participants will include the authors of a new book on ESAs as well as policymakers, practitioners, and advocates.
On Tuesday, May 11, 2016, at 10 am, Fordham will host an event to examine how the Every Student Succeeds Act gives states an opportunity to boost reading comprehension.
On Thursday, May 5 at 5:30, the Harvard Graduate School of Education will host an event about a new online personalized learning platform that has been developed by teachers from Summit Public Schools with help from Facebook engineers.
On April 26, Brookings hosted an event looking at charter schools in the U.S., what they are doing well, what they need to do better, and what their future holds.
The 74 talks briefly with Shavar Jeffries of Democrats for Education Reform about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and school reform.
On Wednesday, April 20 at noon, Eric Hanushek will explain the findings of a new study, “It Pays To Improve School Quality,” in a webinar presented by Education Next.
What We’re Watching: Career and Technical Education Today: A Dead-End Track, or a Path to the Middle Class?
On Thursday, April 14 at 4 pm, Fordham hosts an event to discuss the findings of its new study on the impact of a well-designed Career and Technical Education program on student outcomes.
On Monday, March 28, Brookings hosted an online discussion of a new report that looks at how deeply the Common Core standards have penetrated schools and classrooms. It focused on new research by Tom Loveless looking at the emphasis of non-fiction vs. fiction texts in reading and on enrollment in advanced courses in mathematics.