In the News: Separate – And Still Unequal

By 02/16/2017

Is integration the only solution?

In the News: How Farmers, Engineers, and Artists Are Becoming Substitute Teachers

By 02/15/2017

Substitute teachers are almost always put in sink-or-swim situations. Parachute Teachers is trying to change the way substitutes work.

More Money or More Charter Schools?

By 02/14/2017

Letting great educators open up schools is much more cost effective than increasing spending by billions of dollars, which will yield very modest results.

A Rorschach Test for Bias in Education Scholarship

By 02/14/2017

Education scholarship marginalizes itself when it seems to treat the more conservative half of the nation with casual contempt.

Continued Support for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools

By 02/13/2017

As states take over responsibility for addressing their low-performing schools, they can draw lessons from some SIG successes.

Making Sense of ESSA’s New ‘Direct Student Services’

By 02/10/2017

Direct Student Services gives states new leeway to use some of their federal Title I dollars to expand instructional choice for students.

In the News: Charter School Facts vs. Myths: What NAACP Needs to Learn

By 02/10/2017

The NAACP has been conducting a series of hearings on the topic of whether charter schools are good for children of color.

Unintended Consequences of Test-Based Accountability

By 02/09/2017

School accountability regimes may be intended to weed out only the “truly dismal,” but they cause all schools to behave in ways they otherwise wouldn’t—including adopting instructional practices and school culture habits we might not want.

With Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Parents and Teachers Can Focus on Changing Policies Closer to Home

By 02/09/2017

During her confirmation process, DeVos promised time and again to shrink Uncle Sam’s impact on the nation’s schools.

On Bears and US Secretaries of Education

By 02/09/2017

We should get accustomed to the idea of intense debates over future secretaries for as long as the US Department of Education wields such significant authority.

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