Published Articles & Media
What Next for New York Charter Schools?
The era of explosive growth of network-run, “no excuses” charter schools is over. Tentatively emerging: “community-based” charter schools.
“If you don’t provide results for kids…then you don’t get your school renewed.”
A "venture bureaucrat" tells how she tripled the number of charter schools in New York—while also holding failing schools accountable.
Standards, Testing, and Accountability
“How’d You Do It?” Mississippi’s Superintendent of Education Explains State’s Learning Gains
“Data and accountability will drive the behaviors that you want to see,” Carey Wright says in exit interview
Could Great Hearts Academy Change the Face of Private Education?
Great Hearts is the largest operator of classical charter schools in the U.S., with 33 schools serving 22,000 students in Arizona and Texas.
The Maus that Roared
Who do you want to decide what’s best for kids?
Education’s Enduring Love Affair with “Luxury Beliefs”
It’s easy to be blithe about school safety and policing when your child goes to a safe, well-run school.
No Excuses, Revisited
A thoughtful but dated criticism of “no excuses” schools
Can Teaching Be Improved by Law?
At least twenty states have passed or are considering measures related to the science of reading.
Is Hybrid Learning Killing Teaching?
Bolstering the urgency of getting everyone back in person.
Parental Pressure Mounts for More Phonics, Less Guessing in Teaching Reading
Lucy Calkins concedes instructional materials need an update.