Michelle Rhee, Russ Whitehurst, and Matthew Chingos discuss whether school districts can be levers for change to boost student achievement at a forum at Brookings.
Sara Mead and Russ Whitehurst assess President Obama’s preschool plan at a panel at the Fordham Institute.
Tom Loveless discusses a recent Brown Center study on the resurgence of ability grouping.
Mike Petrilli appeared on Independent Sources to discuss whether New York City’s gifted and talented programs increase racial segregation.
Fordham has released this teaser for a new book, Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform.
Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson talk about President Obama’s State of the Union address in a discussion at the Hoover Institution.
James Roldan won second place in C-SPAN’s student documentary competition with his video Education: America’s Challenge.
Sugata Mitra’s TED talk on how to use cloud technology to build a learning lab for students in India.
Eric Smith, Tom Luna, Ulrich Boser and Rick Hess discuss the grades given to the 50 states by StudentsFirst in its state policy report card.
How extending the reach of excellent teachers can help teachers and kids.
Chris Barbic, Deb Gist, Kaya Henderson, Adrian Manuel, and Michelle Rhee were at AEI to discuss Rick Hess’s new book on the constraints education leaders face (and imagine).
Michelle Rhee addressed an audience at the Harvard School of Public Health as part of its series, “Decision Making: Voices from the Field.”
Bellwether hosts a discussion of Andy Smarick’s new book, The Urban School System of the Future.
Disadvantaged students from high-flying charter schools spend 3 weeks at Franklin & Marshall learning what it will take to succeed in college.
KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg discusses “cage-busting leadership” and how to empower principals to be leaders.
The Association of American Educators has posted a video featuring teachers in Wisconsin who have chosen to join the AAE, an alternative to teachers unions.
Angela Duckworth on how non-cognitive competencies can predict success.
A feature produced by LearningMatters looks at whether Rocketship charter schools can be broadly replicated.
Is the federal government’s $3 billion School Improvements Grants program to turn around failing schools working? Andy Rotherham, Carmel Martin, and Jean-Claude Brizard debate the issue at a Fordham panel.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a keynote address at the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings on how to provide equal educational opportunity to all students.
Sal Khan looks at the possible outcomes of negotiations around the fiscal cliff in this Khan Academy video
Eric Hanushek explains why different countries need to try different approaches to improving education outcomes.
Third-grade students from Stedwick ES in Gaithersburg, Md. describe what it was like to write and produce an original opera.
John Chubb on how to get the best teachers in the world.
A study by the Fordham Institute looks at the strength of teacher unions on a state-by-state basis.