Racial composition of schools and student learning
Non-cog or character skills are incredibly important but if we are going to use these and other ideas to improve education, we are going to need a significant shift toward funding research and greater patience to bring those ideas to fruition.
Michael B. Horn and Paul E. Peterson discuss Arne Duncan’s decision to resign and what his legacy will be as Secretary of Education.
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could fundamentally alter the education labor landscape
It’s time to review the progress of the charter movement and the challenges that lie ahead, what we’ve done right as well as where we’ve gone astray..
On Wednesday, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will host an education policy summit in New Hampshire with at least six of the GOP presidential contenders. Here’s what I hope they will say.
Through Course Access, students choose from a range of providers
Early evidence shows reforms lifting student achievement
If those in our nation’s capital want to modify federal education policy along lines preferred by the public at large, they will enact a law that resembles the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate.
June marked the end of my first year as superintendent of Partnership Schools, a nonprofit school management organization that was granted broad authority to manage and operate six K–8 urban Catholic schools.
International comparison drives efforts to improve
The education community should be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules on a housing case from Dallas which considers whether plaintiffs can bring “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
We have already closed the gap between college readiness and college attainment.
It’s still too soon to gauge whether the opt-out movement is a true groundswell of opposition, a union-driven blip on the radar, or something in between.
Some 3,000 students in Arizona and Florida are now using education savings accounts, more than half of them children with special needs.
Charter network focuses on what is being taught, and how
In Friedrichs, ten California teachers are arguing that agency fees (combined with onerous “opt-out” procedures) violate their rights to freedom of speech and association
I respect schools that welcome students at any grade when space opens up, but whether to do this should remain the prerogative of the school, not the state or its regulators.
Ending statewide, comparable, annual testing is an overreaction that creates more problems than it solves.
For the first time, we are able to show that vouchers may have a long-term positive impact on college graduation rates.
A social scientist analyzes whether Christmas affects test scores