A review of Public vs. Private by Robert N. Gross
Here are some recent signs of the deep ambivalence we have toward the steps that would actually have to be taken to transform our education outcomes.
The scrutiny given to the documents states drafted to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act may be pulling us further away from responsible accountability systems and public leadership.
A new study finds that participation in the state’s tax credit scholarship program has not shifted toward schools with weaker track records of improving student outcomes.
Summit Public Schools’ personalized-learning model, known as the Summit Learning Program (SLP), is replicating rapidly.
We need to face up to the findings of three decades of research on the effects of test-based accountability and engage in a vigorous debate about how best to move forward
When Congress enacted the Every Student Succeeds Act, many reformers voiced concern that states would give up on rigorous accountability systems.
A review of “The Testing Charade” by Daniel Koretz
How assessments are administered and results are reported can make a difference.
How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed
State plans mostly ignored research on what works and what does not to achieve particular outcomes.
Disruptive innovation theory suggests that processes that dominated the past can wreak havoc on best-laid plans.
How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide
Rather than viewing curricular uniformity as a straightjacket, KIPP decided to build a coherent curriculum as a resource for its teachers.
Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
A review of “The Education of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir”
DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.
Harvard’s Dan Koretz is just out with a thoughtful, immensely readable book that takes dead aim at test-based accountability.
Here’s what we think our new study means—and doesn’t mean—for both state-led and federal efforts to expand school choice.
If civic virtue and a shared commitment to the common good are primary objects of schooling, a strong case can be made that school choice helps, not hinders, that mission
Figuring out how to help districts thrive in a high-choice environment is one of the toughest challenges out there.
While there is disagreement over whether the Common Core standards are improving student performance, most states that adopted the standards are still using them.
Let’s stop asking urban districts to try to be something they aren’t.
A storied guarantee looks to accountability 2.0
Are most schools accredited? Is accreditation required? Does accreditation even matter?