Mitt Romney has criticized striking teachers in Chicago and claimed that Obama supports the teachers. A spokesman for Obama says that he is not taking sides.
Whitney Tilson’s presentation on the critical need for genuine school reform appears in full in this documentary.
Paul Peterson sits down with the WSJ to discuss a new study on how vouchers help African American students.
This Friday morning, the Fordham Institute will be hosting Chester Finn and Jessica Hockett, authors of the new book “Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools,”
High school English teacher Roxanna Elden on how the image of successful “super teachers” conflicts with the harsh realities of real-life teaching
Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek discuss which U.S. states have improved and which have declined over the past decade.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker talks with Bob Bowden at the PEPG-EdNext conference “Learning from Improving School Systems at Home and Abroad.”
Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek discuss their new report, which finds that the gains made by students in the U. S. are only middling compared to the gains being made by students in other countries.
AEI will be live-streaming an event at 4:00pm on parent power and the new politics of education reform (video will be unavailable until event starts at 4:00pm).
What We’re Watching: LIVE STREAMING Conference on Learning from Improving School Systems at Home and Abroad
The Harvard/Education Next conference, Learning from Improving School Systems at Home and Abroad: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance, will be live streaming today from 9:00AM-7:00PM (ET) and on Friday from 9:00AM-12:00PM (ET).
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses the silver lining of Hurricane Katrina – education reform
Register here to participate in this Harvard Webinar, which takes place July 24 at 12:30.
Jeff Kwitowski of K12 talks with Choice Media TV about online education and its opponents.
These graduates of charter schools in Chicago are headed to college.
A graduating senior’s video farewell to his high school.
Jay Greene and Joe Williams talk charter schools and the federal role in education in this pilot episode of “Reform School.”
Charles Murray discusses his new book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.
Sacramento’s teacher of the year just lost her job as result of budget cuts in a district that mandates layoffs according to seniority, not performance.
Register here to attend this Thomas B. Fordham Institute Event
A teen reporter investigates why his high school starts so early in the morning.
Seton Partners teamed up with a Catholic school in San Francisco to create blended learning classrooms. Here’s a look at the first year.
This video won an international competition in which contestants were invited to explain to an 11-year-old what a flame is.
Paul Peterson talks with the Wall Street Journal about a new survey showing that the public is turning against teachers unions.
Dan Willingham discusses the science of teaching, and considers whether and how basic science can inform teaching.
Ed Next editor Mike Petrilli talks with the Wall Street Journal about how Mitt Romney compares to Barack Obama on education.