John Chubb’s pioneering work in education policy
Lessons learned from six big-city school systems
How to fix public education governance in the United States is not a new question.
Bill and Melinda Gates shift from computers in libraries to reform in high schools
The portfolio strategy can thrive and spread over time by creating good new schools and meaningful learning pathways; building parental support and aligned nonprofits; waiting out the inevitable returns to ineffective centralization; and when the demand for better learning opportunities becomes strong again, building further.
Paymon Rouhanifard has been the superintendent of Camden City Public Schools in New Jersey since 2013.
A review of Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation?
The charter movement now has a limited constituency and some real enemies who are not likely to be deflected by facts or argument.
Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.
It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.
In an environment where young rural adults already suffer from isolation and low economic opportunity, the shorter school week could exacerbate their problems.
Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.
To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.
Wells Fargo is learning a hard and correct lesson—that performance incentives need to be realistic, that results must be checked, and that managers must question rosy results.
Today’s dispute over comparability marks the midpoint in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.
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.
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.