“The Address” focuses on students at the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, who are encouraged to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Students at Davis Aerospace, a public school in Detroit, can earn a pilot’s license.
Ed Trust on how all students can achieve at higher levels.
A gadget that counts words spoken to children is used to help close the “word gap” between affluent and low-income families (NYT)
Most students are not overloaded with homework, according to a new Brookings report by Tom Loveless.
Should Washington, D.C. assign students to schools in a way that provides some socioeconomic integration? Fordham hosts a discussion Friday at 10.
George Stephanopoulos interviews Bill Gates on the Common Core.
Ed Trust on how strong, dedicated teachers with high expectations can help all students reach high standards.
“Thru the Lens of a Tiger” is one of 16 films made by students about technology in the classroom for the White House Student Film Festival.
CNN’s new documentary series “Chicagoland” premiers Thursday night at 10 pm. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to close dozens of public schools will be one of the topics of the first episode.
The Education & the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss the role of charter schools in K-12 education.
A new documentary follows the lives of students in three school marching bands in New Orleans.
Researchers respond to the assertion by President Obama that school vouchers have produced few benefits for students.
On Wednesday at 10 am, Brookings will host a live webcast to accompany the release of two papers that spotlight pension reform efforts.
Fordham hosted a forum on how to ensure that more students have access to the best teachers.
The founder of Khan Academy delivered the keynote address at the Hoover Institution’s Symposium on Blended Learning in K-12 Education.
The Manhattan Institute presented its Urban Innovator Award to Christopher Cerf, New Jersey’s state commissioner of education.
How much time is spent on testing in America’s schools? Fordham and Teach Plus hosted an event featuring new evidence.
The slide show accompanying the opening remarks in the Vergara v. CA case lay out the case against existing teacher tenure, seniority, and dismissal policies.
American Promise, a documentary film about two African-American boys attending an elite private school in New York City, will be shown on PBS on Monday, February 3.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has a video on charter schools in rural settings. For information about policies affecting rural charter schools, Andy Smarick will present findings from a new report at a webinar on Thursday.
HAPPENING NOW: AEI’s school choice conference will look at why choice has not had more of an impact and what it would take to get more great schools of choice.
Mike McShane of AEI describes the varieties of school choice.
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Tim Scott (R-SC) will be at AEI on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10:40 a.m. to announce new legislation to encourage state efforts to expand school choice.
The Fordham Institute’s Education Gadfly has pulled together a video feature celebrating the work of E.D. Hirsch, Jr.