Three Thoughts on the Ugly New PISA Results

By 12/09/2016

Everyone would be well-served if they spent less time claiming this or that test result proved that a grand federal agenda was the right one.

Uncle Sam and America’s Schools in the Trump Administration

By 12/08/2016

The most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?”

“Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick”: Why State Chiefs Should Do Both

By and 12/08/2016

To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.

Take This Quiz: On School Choice, Are You a Libertarian or Do You Prefer a Nanny State?

By 12/07/2016

What limits would you place on a parent’s right to choose a school for his or her child using public funds?

In the News: Why One Houston High School Stands Out In Global Test Results

By 12/07/2016

While the overall results for U.S. students on this year’s PISA exam were not good, some individual high schools got good news about the performance of their students on the test.

Betsy DeVos Deserves the Support of Education Reformers

By 12/07/2016

Education reformers who are reflexively critical of DeVos are framing a narrow set of policies—the ones they prefer—as the very definition of “school choice,” “justice,” “morality,” or “accountability.”

Betsy DeVos and Charter School Regulation: A View from Michigan

By 12/06/2016

It is a falsehood that Michigan charters have no regulation, no oversight, and no accountability.

When Evidence and Science are Really Just Assumptions and Ideology

By 12/06/2016

If the evidence does not clearly show the superiority of a high-regulation approach to school choice, we may need to rely on our values when deciding how to proceed.

In the News: Singapore Teens Top Global Education Ranking as US Lags

By 12/06/2016

The United States ranked 25th, performing in line with the OECD average for science and reading but below average for math.

Fulfilling the Promise of Community College: The ASAP Demonstrations

By and 12/05/2016

An innovative program of wrap-around support services known as Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) boosts graduation rates.

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