What Does it Mean to ‘Raise the Bar’ for Entry Into the Teaching Profession?

By 08/29/2016

Policymakers have few useful tools to screen out “bad” teachers from the profession. The current screening tools are doing little more than unnecessarily limiting the supply of new teachers.

Title I Flexibility and Micro ESAs

Instead of continuing with a complex and ineffective maze of Title I regulations, states should have the opportunity to let parents decide how to use Title I dollars.

In the News: Are Poor Students More Prepared for Kindergarten?

By 08/29/2016

A new study finds that school readiness gaps between rich and poor students and between white and minority students are narrowing (as measured at kindergarten entry) but that the gaps are not continuing to close after the children enter school.

6 Tips From Personalized Learning Innovators Leading Change

By 08/26/2016

Innovators stress that without effective change management, the best technology tools and the most elegant personalized learning models will come up short.

A Strong Case for a Knowledge-Centric Curriculum

By 08/24/2016

Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.

In The News: Break Up the Big Break?

By 08/24/2016

While some schools have shortened summer vacation to reduce summer learning loss, not everyone agrees that more school is the best way for kids to spend their summer.

As Google Steals its Education Thunder, What Can Microsoft Do?

By 08/24/2016

It would be great to see Microsoft focus on three things that will transform our education system into a more student-centered one.

In the News: Why Does the NAACP Oppose Charter Schools?

By 08/23/2016

At its national convention, the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on the growth of charter schools, which is puzzling because opinion surveys show strong support for charter schools among African Americans.

In the News: California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld

By 08/22/2016

In California, the state Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal in Vergara vs. California, so teacher tenure laws will stand.

Sorting Out the Advice for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

By 08/22/2016

Can philanthropists most powerfully effect “system change” by going at the system frontally or by circumnavigating it with actions that will inevitably compel it to change?

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