EdStat: On the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment’s Math Tests for 15-Year-Olds, the United States Ranked 39th

By 06/20/2018

Continuing “business as usual” puts the U.S. below the average math-skill level in developed countries, faring only slightly better than Croatia and Greece.

In the News: California’s CORE Districts Joined Forces to Bolster Social-Emotional Development, But a Study Reveals Gaps in Learning

By 06/20/2018

Researchers find that growth-mindset increased but that social awareness, self-efficacy, and self-management decreased as students progressed through school.

What Works vs. What We Can Evaluate

By 06/19/2018

Pushing schools to use evidence poses a real risk that school leaders will feel pressure to choose approaches that have been easier to evaluate, rather than those that are the most central to improving educational practice.

EdStat: Between 2010 and 2016, NACIQI Identified Compliance Issues with 80% of the Accreditors Requesting a Status Renewal

By 06/19/2018

Critics have observed that NACIQI and the U.S. Department of Education rarely hold accreditors accountable for their outcomes.

My Uber Driver Takes Me to School on the Teacher Walkouts

By 06/19/2018

I hopped into an Uber while jabbering into my phone about this spring’s teacher walkouts. The driver must’ve been listening a bit because, when I hung up, she abruptly asked, “What did you think about those teacher strikes?”

EdStat: In the Five Years After Right-to-Work Reform, Union-Dues Revenue per Teacher Decreased by $316 in Wisconsin

By 06/18/2018

These figures suggest that, in right-to-work states, teachers unions lost power not only in numbers, but also in terms of dollar resources.

An Interview with Paymon Rouhanifard: Charting Camden’s Path to Improvement

By 06/18/2018

Paymon Rouhanifard has been the superintendent of Camden City Public Schools in New Jersey since 2013.

EdStat: Colleges Have Estimated that an Accreditation Review Costs Over $1 Million

By 06/15/2018

A higher-education institution has to participate in an accreditation review every five to ten years to stay accredited.

In New York City, Charter Schools are Accomplishing Something Exam Schools Aren’t

By 06/15/2018

Increasing the number of low-income students of color who are on track to attend selective colleges and universities is already being done by the city’s charter schools.

Straight Up Conversation: KIPP Chief of Policy and Public Affairs Richard Buery

By 06/15/2018

Before joining KIPP, Richard served as Deputy Mayor to Bill de Blasio in New York City.

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