Lessons learned from six big-city school systems
Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia
A shift in authority to school leaders falls short
Improve accountability and oversight for district and charter schools
To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.
It’s easy for policymakers and the public to embrace high standards in principle. But when policymakers seek to hold students, teachers, and schools accountable for those standards by using the results from aligned assessments, support is far more likely to falter.
Can the portfolio strategy in New Orleans still fog a mirror, or is it dead as Jay Greene has just announced? It looks pretty lively, with all public school kids in charter schools and results improving steadily.
A new report looks at how public education is delivering on the promise of educational opportunity in 50 mid- to large-sized cities in the United States.
Mike Kirst’s review of our book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, is insightful and constructive and raises important questions about how our proposal would work in practice.
Plus what it would really mean to let the market work itself out