The End of Teacher Tenure?

By 04/21/2017

Tenure arrived in K–12 education as a trickle-down from higher ed. Will the demise of tenure follow a similar sequence?

Why Do Private School Teachers Have Such High Turnover Rates?

By 04/20/2017

Federal data from NCES offers a potentially surprising revelation: Private school teachers have higher turnover rates than their public school counterparts, and it’s not particularly close.

Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability

By 04/20/2017

Imagine an ideal world in which all student data flows seamlessly and securely between software applications:

In the News: In Church-State Playground Brawl, Justices Lean Toward The Church

By 04/19/2017

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer and seemed troubled by a Missouri grant program that bars state money from going to religious schools for playground improvement.

The Fast, the Furious, and School Reform

By 04/19/2017

Test scores and graduation rates have become the wild car crashes and crazy stunts of school reform. They’re what the movie is about.

Charters Must Avoid Recreating the Failed School District Financial Model

By and 04/19/2017

It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.

In the News: An Unconventional Teacher-Prep Program on the Rise in Philly

By 04/18/2017

Philadelphia tries a new kind of teacher training program that focuses on the how of teaching rather than the why.

Making Equity a First Principle of Personalized Learning

By 04/18/2017

It can be tempting for many to talk about equity as a byproduct of personalized and blended learning, but we need to push on that assumption.

What Helps Disadvantaged Students: No-Excuses Charters vs. Income Integration?

By 04/17/2017

When it comes to educating disadvantaged students the “no excuses” model of charter schools is possibly more effective and definitely more politically viable than “diversity” initiatives.

The Gap Within the Gap

Better measures of economic disadvantage can help us better understand the variation in outcomes within the population of children who are eligible for subsidized meals

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