What Counts as School Choice in New Study of Short- and Long-Term Outcomes?

By 04/20/2018

Results for early-college high schools, selective-admission exam schools, and career and technical programs are different from those of the charter and voucher schools normally included in such studies.

Straight Up Conversation: Math Guru Richard Rusczyk

By 04/20/2018

Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), a math curriculum and online learning community that supports students who excel in math.

EdStat: Only Five of the Country’s 13,600 Districts Have Applied to the Weighted Student Funding Pilot, Part of the Every Student Succeeds Act

By 04/20/2018

Why have only five of the country’s 13,600 districts applied to the weighted student funding pilot, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act?

EdStat: On Average, over the Past 10 Years, Teacher Compensation has Increased by 7.8 Percent for Retirement Benefits

By 04/19/2018

During the same period of time, salaries increased by 1.4 percent a year, on average.

The Forgotten Students

By 04/19/2018

Over one million students drop out of college each year, and colleges do little to bring them back.

Evaluating the Impact of School Choice on Short- and Long-Term Outcomes

By 04/19/2018

A new paper argues that a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.

EdStat: A Study of 639 Charter School Applications in Four States Found That Applications That Included Plans to Hire a Management Organization Were 10 Percentage Points More Likely to Be Approved

By 04/18/2018

Increasingly, single-site charter schools appear to suffer a higher burden of proof to justify their existence, relative to CMOs.

Three Reflections on the NAEP 2017 Talkfest

By 04/18/2018

What the pundits skip over when divining the grand significance of NAEP results.

EdStat: One District, Chicago, Narrowed Its Test-Score Gap between White Students and Black Students in 4th-grade Math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2017

By 04/17/2018

Chicago also narrowed its test-score gap between white students and Hispanic students in 4th-grade math and 4th-grade reading. No other participating district saw its achievement gaps narrow.

Mental Health in High School: The Teacher’s Perspective

By 04/17/2018

The recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., provoked a rash of conversation about what schools could or should do about student mental health. Left out of the discussion was the teacher’s perspective.

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