Jeb Bush announced yesterday that he was handing over control of his education foundation to Condoleezza Rice. In this PBS interview from March 2012, Rice discussed a report linking education to national security.
On June 26 at 4pm, the Fordham Institute will host a panel to discuss Richard Whitmire’s new book, On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope.
The EWA national seminar included a panel on the impact of high-quality charter authorizing.
Eric Hanushek discusses the Vergara v. California ruling.
A 10-week online course on education policy offered by 50CAN and Fordham is now accepting applications.
Mike Petrilli talks with Sam Chaltain about schools, community, and choice.
Michael Brickman explains the benefits of course choice policies and describes how states can promote them.
A documentary web series follows five 8th grade students in the Chicago area as they apply to selective enrollment high schools.
Professor Lee Sing Kong gave a presentation for the Rodel Foundation in Delaware on teacher training in Singapore.
Mike McShane of AEI explains why the new standards have become so controversial.
Sandi Jacobs, Russ Whitehurst, Matt Chingos and Dan Goldhaber discuss a new study that finds several problems with evaluating teachers based on classroom observations.
A new study finds that U.S. schools do as badly at teaching students from better-educated families as they do at teaching students from less well-educated families.
Students Matter has posted Marcellus McRae’s closing arguments in Vergara v. California, which challenges the state’s laws regarding teacher tenure, seniority and dismissal,
PBS NewsHour asked student reporters to interview their teachers about how their teaching is affected by the new standards.
PBS NewsHour on a new report that finds that graduation rates have reached 80 percent.
The Hoover Institution and PEPG live-streamed a discussion about Teachers Versus the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix them, a new book by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West.
Mike Petrilli appeared on Washington Journal to discuss the role of the Common Core in education policy and debates over the adoption of the standards in various states.
Fordham hosted a panel on April 24 to discuss whether SEAs should be shrunk and their responsibilities given to others.
Watch the D.C. Public Charter School Board as it considers new charter school applications and other policies. Tonight’s meeting will be streamed live starting at 6:30 pm.
“The Address” focuses on students at the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, who are encouraged to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Students at Davis Aerospace, a public school in Detroit, can earn a pilot’s license.
Ed Trust on how all students can achieve at higher levels.
A gadget that counts words spoken to children is used to help close the “word gap” between affluent and low-income families (NYT)
Most students are not overloaded with homework, according to a new Brookings report by Tom Loveless.
Should Washington, D.C. assign students to schools in a way that provides some socioeconomic integration? Fordham hosts a discussion Friday at 10.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks education on the Brian Lehrer show.
George Stephanopoulos interviews Bill Gates on the Common Core.
Ed Trust on how strong, dedicated teachers with high expectations can help all students reach high standards.
“Thru the Lens of a Tiger” is one of 16 films made by students about technology in the classroom for the White House Student Film Festival.
CNN’s new documentary series “Chicagoland” premiers Thursday night at 10 pm. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to close dozens of public schools will be one of the topics of the first episode.
The Education & the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss the role of charter schools in K-12 education.
A new documentary follows the lives of students in three school marching bands in New Orleans.
Researchers respond to the assertion by President Obama that school vouchers have produced few benefits for students.
On Wednesday at 10 am, Brookings will host a live webcast to accompany the release of two papers that spotlight pension reform efforts.
Fordham hosted a forum on how to ensure that more students have access to the best teachers.
The founder of Khan Academy delivered the keynote address at the Hoover Institution’s Symposium on Blended Learning in K-12 Education.
The Manhattan Institute presented its Urban Innovator Award to Christopher Cerf, New Jersey’s state commissioner of education.
How much time is spent on testing in America’s schools? Fordham and Teach Plus hosted an event featuring new evidence.
The slide show accompanying the opening remarks in the Vergara v. CA case lay out the case against existing teacher tenure, seniority, and dismissal policies.
American Promise, a documentary film about two African-American boys attending an elite private school in New York City, will be shown on PBS on Monday, February 3.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has a video on charter schools in rural settings. For information about policies affecting rural charter schools, Andy Smarick will present findings from a new report at a webinar on Thursday.