EdStat: 16 States and the District of Columbia Received a Grade of A or A- for Their Proficiency Standards in 2017

By 05/22/2018

Since 2005, researchers at Education Next have graded state proficiency standards on an A–F scale.

Of Teacher Strikes, Inigo Montoya, and Claims of ‘Justice’

By 05/22/2018

When everyone starts hitching their competing agendas to the siren call of “justice,” public decisions morph into a carnival of clashing absolutes. This makes it harder to find common ground.

Did Tenure Reform in Florida Affect Student Test Scores?

There is some evidence that Florida’s “game changing” tenure reform law of 2011 slightly increased student test achievement in math and reading, and that the gains were more prominent for the lowest-performing students.

EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 51 Percent of Republicans Oppose the Common Core

By 05/18/2018

For the general public, opposition to the Common Core has more than tripled, from 13% in 2013 to 42% in 2016.

Educational ‘Innovation’ Is Only as Good as the Execution

By 05/18/2018

It’s the boring stuff that determines whether “innovative,” “ambitious” ideas deliver, says Chad Vignola of the Literacy Design Collaborative.

Can High School Be Fixed?

By 05/17/2018

It turns out to be extremely hard to formulate any sort of coherent plan for reform at the high school level, and harder still to implement it.

EdStat: Only 46 Percent of Families Have a Charter School Within 5 Miles from Their Home

By 05/17/2018

The Opportunity Zone program, part of the 2017 tax reform package, might be able to help.

EdStat: The College Readiness Program of the National Math and Science Initiative Increases College Attendance by 4.2 Percentage Points

By 05/16/2018

Holding students accountable for their performance might get them to work harder and learn more.

Is Media Coverage of School Choice Biased?

By 05/16/2018

When reporting on similar studies, does the media pay more attention to those that are more negative about school choice?

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