But automatic admission causes drop in comparable private and out-of-state colleges
Two experts identify implementation challenges and offer different assessments of progress thus far.
Study finds promise of non-merit-based academic college scholarship significantly decreases school-wide suspensions in urban school district.
Measuring student performance correctly helps set the right expectations for students and teachers in both high-poverty and advantaged schools.
Public supports Common Core, and when given national ranking of local schools, Americans give those schools lower grades and express greater support for vouchers, charters, and teacher tenure reform
Will academic success and public support protect charters and small high schools under a de Blasio administration?
Average SAT performance of first-year teachers rose between 1993 and 2008
Contrary to allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the scholarship program improves racial integration in public schools in 34 districts under desegregation orders
Field Trips to Art Museums Improve Critical Thinking, Promote Historical Empathy, and Increase Tolerance
Though school field trips to culturally enriching institutions are in decline, study finds positive educational effects; students from rural regions and minorities benefit most.
Charter school growth in Boston is at a standstill, even though studies show strong academic results and the schools have popular support
This event will explore why the United States must do better if it wishes to enhance its economic strength.
Increased K‒8 math skills, decreased teen birth rates, and lower incarceration rates may have lifted completion rates between 2000 and 2010
National survey finds declining support for increased school spending and teacher salaries; thinks schools do not do as well at attending to the needs of the less-talented as those of the more-talented.
Evidence shows constructive district reactions to presence of charter schools in urban districts
Beginning teachers subsidize handsome payoffs to superintendents, guardians of the public interest
Authors Paul Peterson and Peter Kaplan find that even though 37 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education as incentive to join the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) consortia and raise their standards in 2009, standards still declined in rigor in 26 states and D.C. between 2009 and 2011.
2011 legislation opened opportunities for education reform and debt reduction in Wisconsin’s schools
Growth is fueled by a common vision, regional independence, data-driven improvement, and pioneering alumni
Study Finds School Vouchers Boost College Enrollment for African Americans by 24%
Laws give parents more leverage for demanding school improvement, but will they result in legal battles or better schools?
Protection clauses and hold-harmless provisions discourage districts from adapting to make the best use of funds when enrollments decline
New analysis points to the importance of training and transparent assessments of teacher preparation programs as keys to improving quality
First systematic analysis of long-term results for voucher recipients tracks 99% of students in original program.
Programs open doors to teaching for talented candidates who need alternatives to campus-based model
Debate focuses on how best to foster academic success for youth in the nation’s fastest growing immigrant group