Disability Rights Advocates Are Fighting the Wrong Fight on School Choice

By and 08/14/2017

Rather than expending effort to fight school choice, we need to focus on fighting for policies that will make choice work well for students with special needs.

In the News: Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track

By 08/14/2017

Dana Goldstein looks at efforts to retool and expand vocational education, now called career and technical education, in West Virginia in a front-page story for the New York Times.

What the Closure of 2 Bootcamps Means for the Industry’s Future

By 08/11/2017

An interview with Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, one of the world’s leading bootcamps.

The Complications of State-level Education Policymaking

By 08/10/2017

With the US Department of Education now approving state ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans, attention turns to those plans’ contents. This includes how states intend to help kids assigned to persistently struggling schools.

Let’s Fight Complacency by Recognizing Excellent Schools

By 08/10/2017

Mediocrity, not failure, is the greatest challenge facing American schools today.

In the News: How New York Stopped Being the Nation’s Education Reform Capital

By 08/10/2017

Politico’s Eliza Shapiro looks at what has happened to education reform in New York over the past three years.

In the News: Why All Parents Should Care About Arts Education

By 08/09/2017

In an article for the Washington Post, Jill Coody Smiths describes some ways schools are exposing kids to the arts and discusses some of the benefits of arts education.

In the News: The Pay Leaders Deserve

By 08/08/2017

In U.S. News and World Report, Rick Hess responds to the Boston Globe’s revelation that Boston’s 16 charter-school leaders earned total compensation of $150,000 to $200,000 in 2016.

In the News: Cal State Will No Longer Require Placement Exams and Remedial Classes for Freshmen

By 08/08/2017

The California State University system will no longer require less-prepared students to take remedial courses, the Chancellor’s office announced last week.

Winners and Losers in President Trump’s Student Loan Plan

By and 08/07/2017

President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.

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