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.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke at the Brown Center about the future of school choice.
The White House is calling for K-12 students to submit their short films about technology in schools.
In a webinar, Paul E. Peterson and Michael B. Henderson present an analysis of new survey data showing how Americans’ evaluations of their local schools change when they are armed with information.
This new documentary by Bob Bowdon, to be released later this month, looks at school choice across the country.
The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings will host a live webcast on Wed., Jan. 7 at 2 to release the 2013 Education Choice and Competition Index.
Mike Petrilli hosts a live webchat with Kathleen Porter-Magee and Matt Chingos on what we’ve learned since No Child Left Behind was signed into law.
PBS tells the story of Clintondale High School, which has turned homework on its head.
NNSTOY and Pearson host a discussion of their new report on how to make teaching an attractive career for the next generation.
AEI profiles a struggling North Carolina school district that righted itself and closed a gaping achievement gap in just a few years.
What We’re Watching: Measuring the Influence of Education Advocacy [Event Cancelled due to Inclement Weather]
The Brown Center will hold a live webcast on Tuesday of an event on how education advocacy groups influenced the passage of voucher legislation in Louisiana, and how to measure the impact of advocacy more generally.
College Summit argues that it’s time to stop debating how many kids should go to college. Instead we should be helping students choose the right college.
Shanghai education officials talk about what they did to get to the top of the PISA rankings. Jay Greene warns that trying to figure out what we should learn from Shanghai is a lot more complicated than this.
A panel at the Manhattan Institute considers declines in civic knowledge and how things can be turned around.
Panelists at AEI discuss how trends in family structure and parenting are setting some kids up to fail.
The Fordham Institute hosted a panel on teacher-evaluation reform on Monday. Here’s the video.
Paul E. Peterson discusses the latest NAEP results.
NCTQs Sandi Jacobs discusses the organization’s new report on teacher evaluations.
Stand For Children’s video on the Common Core state standards.
Jay P. Greene talks about his recent study showing that children benefit from field trips on the NBC Nightly News.
England’s Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove MP delivered the dinner keynote address at the National Summit for Education Reform 2013