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The End of the Bush-Obama Regulatory Approach to School Reform

Choice and competition remain the country’s best hope

High School of the Future

Cutting-edge model capitalizes on blended learning to take personalization further

It Pays to Improve School Quality

States that boost student achievement could reap large economic gains

Denver Expands Choice and Charters

Elected school board employs portfolio strategy to lift achievement

Teacher Home Visits

School-family partnerships foster student success

After Common Core, States Set Rigorous Standards

Forty-five states raise the student proficiency bar



Testing College Readiness

Massachusetts compares the validity of two standardized tests


The Trouble with Texting

A review of “The 160-Character Solution,” by Benjamin L. Castleman

Ready for Play Time?

A review of “The Importance of Being Little,” by Erika Christakis

A Different Kind of Military School

A review of “Strugglers into Strivers: What the Military Can Teach Us about How Young People Learn and Grow” by Hugh B. Price


Not Leaving, Just Changing Jobs
Justice Deferred

Supreme Court lets agency fees stand

A Flipping Experiment

Innovative teaching strategies rev up learning

“Children, be quiet and watch your lesson”

The case for video time during class

Press Releases

PARCC and Massachusetts state exams predict college success equally well

In math, PARCC’s college-ready cutoff score is set at a higher level than the MCAS proficiency cutoff

Published May 17, 2016 4:30 am | Last Edited:May 17 7:05 am

Bush-Obama regulations fail to generate sustained gains in student achievement

School choice and competition remain the best hope for improving schools

Published May 10, 2016 12:01 am | Last Edited:May 10 12:19 am

Two school choice proponents argue the merits of education savings accounts

Education savings account (ESAs) provide parents with most or all of funds the state would have spent on a child’s education, allowing parents to pay for public school alternatives, such as tutoring, online courses, private school tuition, or a combination of other educational services.

Published April 26, 2016 12:01 am | Last Edited:June 21 3:31 pm

Massive economic gains for states that invest in student achievement

Fifty-state effort could increase GDP by $76 trillion over next 80 years

Published April 20, 2016 12:01 am | Last Edited:June 21 3:18 pm

School choice, charters propel achievement in Denver schools

Principals and schools use autonomy to drive results

Published April 12, 2016 12:01 am | Last Edited:April 11 3:26 pm

Forty-five States Increased Academic Proficiency Standards between 2011 and 2015

Commitments to Common Core generate record gains in state standards, no states receive failing grade

Published January 27, 2016 2:01 am | Last Edited:January 27 9:01 am
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