Tweets as a Window Into Foundation Strategy

By 02/17/2017

What do the grantees of major education reform foundations tweet about?

We Have to Say More About Teacher Evaluation Reforms Than Just “They Didn’t Work”

By 02/16/2017

Rather than turning away from teacher evaluation reform, we should learn from the massive Obama-era effort: what worked and what didn’t work and why.

Making ESSA Work in the States

By 02/16/2017

States and school districts may find it tricky to navigate what is required and how money can be spent, which can lead to funds being used in “safe” and “permissible” ways rather than the ways that educators deem most useful.

In the News: Separate – And Still Unequal

By 02/16/2017

Is integration the only solution?

In the News: How Farmers, Engineers, and Artists Are Becoming Substitute Teachers

By 02/15/2017

Substitute teachers are almost always put in sink-or-swim situations. Parachute Teachers is trying to change the way substitutes work.

More Money or More Charter Schools?

By 02/14/2017

Letting great educators open up schools is much more cost effective than increasing spending by billions of dollars, which will yield very modest results.

A Rorschach Test for Bias in Education Scholarship

By 02/14/2017

Education scholarship marginalizes itself when it seems to treat the more conservative half of the nation with casual contempt.

Continued Support for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools

By 02/13/2017

As states take over responsibility for addressing their low-performing schools, they can draw lessons from some SIG successes.

Making Sense of ESSA’s New ‘Direct Student Services’

By 02/10/2017

Direct Student Services gives states new leeway to use some of their federal Title I dollars to expand instructional choice for students.

In the News: Charter School Facts vs. Myths: What NAACP Needs to Learn

By 02/10/2017

The NAACP has been conducting a series of hearings on the topic of whether charter schools are good for children of color.

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