Nicole Reitz-Larsen uses movement to teach computer science at West High School in Salt Lake City. She used to teach German and business.

Computer Science for All?

As a new subject spreads, debates flare about precisely what is taught, to whom, and for what purpose

Betsy DeVos and the Future of Education Reform

My years as assistant secretary of education gave me a firsthand look at how infighting among education reformers is hampering progress toward change.
Third-grade teacher Cara Denison manages students in person and remotely, simultaneously, at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut.

Move to Trash

Five pandemic-era education practices that deserve to be dumped in the dustbin

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Nicole Reitz-Larsen uses movement to teach computer science at West High School in Salt Lake City. She used to teach German and business.

Computer Science for All?

As a new subject spreads, debates flare about precisely what is taught, to whom, and for what purpose

Betsy DeVos and the Future of Education Reform

My years as assistant secretary of education gave me a firsthand look at how infighting among education reformers is hampering progress toward change.
Third-grade teacher Cara Denison manages students in person and remotely, simultaneously, at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut.

Move to Trash

Five pandemic-era education practices that deserve to be dumped in the dustbin

Critical Race Theory Collides with the Law

Can a school require students to “confess their privilege” in class?
Cheerleader stands in front of Mahanoy Area High School

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Student Speech Case

“f— school f— softball f— cheer f— everything,” a junior-varsity cheerleader said on Snapchat
Photo of John Bailey

“Reopening Hesitancy” Threatens Fall 2021

"It's been absolutely wrong to keep schools closed."

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People hold up signs during a rally against "critical race theory" being taught in schools. The rally was at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021.

On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom, Idaho Makes More Sense Than Oklahoma

Legislators do well when they consciously echo the provisions of the Civil Rights Act that have been brushed aside in the excesses of anti-racist education.
Student raising hand in a science lab

The NAEP Sounded Red Alert for Students with Disabilities Before Covid-19

Many states had academic disasters unfolding for students with disabilities before the pandemic
Summer reading camps, like the one shown here at Moss Hill Elementary School in Kinston, North Carolina, can mitigate learning loss.

Holding Back 3rd Graders Who Can’t Read Is Only Part of the Answer

The purpose of a promotion policy is for students to be ready, not retained
Andrew Yang at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in April, 2021

Andrew Yang Is Right. There Should be Very Little Regulation of Hasidic Education

Forcing parents into an educational model that they religiously oppose is unlikely to succeed.

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