The 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place next week. Marty West of Ed Next spoke with George Thampy, who won the bee in 2000, about what that was like.
Mitt Romney’s education reform platform is discussed by the Wall Street Journal’s David Feith.
Harvard professor John Friedman discusses his study on the use of value-added analysis and the effects a high-value-added teacher can have on students’ future earnings.
Jay Greene and Joe Williams discuss the role of the federal government in education in the pilot episode of a new show.
NPR’s Tiny Desk Kitchen series looks at the surprising ingredients that go into a hamburger served in a school cafeteria.
John Chubb, Bryan Hassel, Mark Bauerlein, Eleanor Laurans, and Mike Petrilli discuss whether digital learning is education’s latest fad or its future at a Fordham Institute event held last week.
On Thursday, April 19 from 9:00-10:30 am we’ll be watching a live webcast of the Fordham Institute’s webinar event on digital learning.
This 13-minute documentary by the Fordham Foundation describes the challenges and successes of a rural Appalachian charter school.
The benefits and challenges of bringing online learning into California classrooms are explored in this video from the Pacific Research Institute.
The Fordham Institute’s Rejected Super Bowl XLVI Commercial – Lunchtime in America
In Chicago, individual teachers are working with policymakers to figure out how to use a longer school day to improve student learning.
In this PBS interview, Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein discuss the new report by the task force they chair linking education to national security.
David Deming talks with the Wall Street Journal about how school choice programs in North Carolina have reduced criminality among high risk males.
Khan Academy was featured on 60 Minutes last night. Founder Sal Khan laid out his goals: to revolutionize the way teachers teach and students learn.
Eric Hanushek talks with the Wall Street Journal about why teachers’ value-added scores should be made public.
On Friday, March 2 from 9:00-10:30 am we’ll be watching a live webcast of the Fordham Institute’s forum on NCLB waivers.
David Gergen talks with Bob Bowdon of Choice Media TV about Teach for America.
Chris Cerf, acting commissioner of education in New Jersey, speaking at the Fordham Institute on the role of governance in improving education outcomes.
Panelists at this AEI event, moderated by Rick Hess, discussed the outlook for federal education policy in 2012.
In this TED talk, Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy. In the spring issue of Ed Next, June Kronholz looks at two school districts working with Khan Academy to boost math achievement.
Choice Media TV looks into why the NAACP joined a lawsuit to evict charter schools from buildings they share with traditional district schools in New York.
The Mind Trust’s CEO discusses bold school reform plans for Indianapolis Public Schools.
On Thursday, Jan. 5 from 8:30-10:00 am we’ll be watching a live webcast of the Fordham Institute’s forum on accountability, starring Eric Hanushek, Charles Barone, Sandy Kress, and Mark Schneider.
Terry Moe talks with Eric Hanushek about his recent book, Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools.
Eric Hanushek and Terry Moe talk about using education policy to improve long-term growth and reduce deficits.