The Strange Case of the Disappearing NAEP

By 10/20/2016

Why has NAEP abandoned its foundational assessment and embarked on a new agenda?

In the News: L.A. Unified Decides Fate of Six Charter Schools

By 10/20/2016

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to reject petitions for renewal for five charter schools.

The Cost of Winner-Take-All Presidential Politics

By 10/19/2016

The stakes seem to get higher and higher as presidents and their appointees tear away at the moorings meant to constrain them.

School Accountability Systems Must Focus on Proficiency

By and 10/18/2016

A school’s results matter in the real world, more even than the gains its students made while enrolled there.

At the Ballot Box, a Test for Bay State Charters

By 10/17/2016

Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.

Stop Focusing on Proficiency Rates When Evaluating Schools

States should use proficiency rates cautiously because of their correlation with student demographics and prior achievement—factors that are outside of schools’ control.

In the News: Protesters Interrupt NAACP Board Meeting in Cincinnati

By 10/17/2016

On Saturday, the national board of the NAACP ratified a resolution adopted this summary calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion.

In the News: New D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Should Protect This Crucial Program

By 10/16/2016

Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews urges the new chancellor of the D.C. public schools to continue teacher visits to the homes of students.

Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States

By and 10/13/2016

Our traditional, time-based education system advances students based primarily on their age, regardless of their depth of understanding.

The Intriguing Possibilities of Catholic School Reform

By 10/13/2016

Seton Catholic Schools is helping schools in its network rethink leadership and tackle challenges like recruiting and technology.

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