Massachusetts Charter Cap Holds Back Disadvantaged Students

By and 09/19/2016

This November, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to decide whether to expand the state’s quota on charter schools.

My Mixed Feelings on XQ’s ‘Super Schools’

By 09/19/2016

Last week, the organizers of “XQ: The Super School Project” announced the ten winners of its competition to reimagine the American high school. Each winner took home $10 million to help turn its design into reality.

Would Martin Luther King Have Supported Charter Schools?

By 09/19/2016

Emphatically yes, says his closest aide and fellow civil rights legend, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

Tackle Teacher Shortages with Online Learning

By 09/19/2016

Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,

In the News: New ‘What Works Clearinghouse’ Aims to Help Districts Find Research for ESSA

By 09/16/2016

This week, the IES launched a new version of its What Works Clearinghouse that allows school and district leaders to search for research-proven programs based on the specific characteristics of their schools.

Talking HBO and School Reform

By 09/15/2016

What HBO host John Oliver says about charter schools is not what education reformers should be worried about.

Parsing Public Opinion on Policy

By 09/15/2016

The results of three recent polls on education policy should provide interesting fodder for the winners of state and national elections.

In the News: #XQBigReveal on Facebook at 3 pm

By 09/14/2016

Today at 3 pm on Facebook, XQ will announce the winners of its Super Schools competition to rethink high school. To old timers this may call to mind the effort by New American Schools to redesign schools.

Can Research-Based Practices Improve America’s Schools?

By 09/14/2016

What would it take to infuse U.S. schools with practices that actually help kids learn?

5 Reasons Why School Choice is Important Right Now

By 09/14/2016

At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.

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