The Many Ways Teacher Diversity May Benefit Students

By and 08/22/2016

At least three distinct theories have been proposed about how moving away from a majority-white teacher workforce would be beneficial for students of color.

In the News: Seattle Schools Brace For A ‘Historic’ Scheduling Change

By 08/22/2016

High school students will start school later in a move designed to prioritize student health over district logistics.

In the News: (Another) Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

By 08/19/2016

In response to an earlier open letter advising Zuckerberg and Chan to focus their education philanthropy on innovation outside the system, Marc Tucker urges them to try to change the way the system works.

Squeezing the Public School Districts in Louisiana

By Guest Blogger 08/19/2016

Governor John Bel Edwards recently cut funding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), claiming that it was necessary to save money.

ESSA Didn’t Settle Federal Education Policy. Far From It.

By 08/18/2016

Our next President will be forced to make a number of important education policy decisions almost immediately upon taking office.

Growing Up Poor and White in America: A View from the Inside

By 08/18/2016

Books like J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” force us to confront simpleminded views of the ills we seek to address and to be humble about over-optimistic schemes to set things right.

Taking a Lesson from The Boys in the Boat and Aiming for ‘Swing’

By 08/17/2016

The extreme focus, teamwork, effort, and joy that drive elite winning teams are exactly what’s required to turn around our lowest-performing schools.

In the News: Clinton Abandons the Middle on Education

By 08/16/2016

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West compare the education plank of the Democratic party platform with what the public says it wants.

Political Science for Ed Reform Dummies

By 08/15/2016

Here are some basic lessons in political science for the leadership of the ed reform movement to help them avoid political failures and electoral defeats.

Arizona’s First Audit of Education Savings Accounts is Instructive

By Guest Blogger 08/15/2016

Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.

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