On High School Graduation Rates: Want to Buy My Bridge?

By 02/20/2018

Making graduation too easy undermines the motivation of the entire system to introduce and implement effective programs, from preschool to 12th grade.

Graduation Scandal Shouldn’t Overshadow Successful DCPS Reforms 

By and 02/18/2018

The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.

Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?

By 02/16/2018

Teacher evaluation reforms seem to have dissuaded new teachers—promising and less so—in equal measure.

A Response to the Authors of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones”

By 02/15/2018

One debunks myths with facts, not an alternative narrative.

A Response to Jay Greene’s Review of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones”

By 02/15/2018

The issue here is a difference in what we think education is for and what a good education is.

In the News: Douglas County Schools Must Pay the Private Education Costs of Student Who Has Autism, Judge Rules

By 02/15/2018

In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District that public school students with disabilities are entitled to greater benefits than some lower courts had determined.

In the News: The Majority of California Parents Like New State Report Card

By 02/14/2018

A new poll released by USC and PACE finds that voters in California have a positive view of the state’s dashboard approach to accountability.

A Confession and a Question on Personalized Learning

By 02/13/2018

Personalized learning, most people think, starts with a map of all the things that kids need to learn.

ACT/SAT for All: A Cheap, Effective Way to Narrow Income Gaps in College

By 02/12/2018

A universal test opens the door to more effective, targeted efforts to draw talented, disadvantaged students into college.

Straight Up Conversation: American Federation for Children President John Schilling

By 02/09/2018

John Schilling is the president of the AFC, one of the nation’s most influential organizations advocating for school choice.

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