Darleen Opfer serves as director of RAND Education and Labor, heading a 200-person staff that conducts research for major government agencies and private foundations.
Personalized learning is a pedagogical philosophy of tailoring learning to the individual student. Blended learning involves integrating technology to deliver some content.
The university has survived because it is dynamic, not static. Its ability to absorb innovations from the outside has been a crucial factor in its success.
As the teachers strike in Los Angeles drags on, there has been no shortage of media coverage. How fair has it been?
The president of Hampshire College has announced that the school is seeking a partner to help the institution survive. Many small private colleges are now facing a fiscal crisis.
Should auditors have been setting the terms of debate on federal education policy in the first place?
Here’s how local communities, state education agencies, and philanthropists can help.
It’s high time we—and our schools—refocus on character building, and philosophers can show the way.
For the 2019 Public Influence finale, the top ten finishers for various academic disciplines, as well as the top junior faculty.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and California Governor Gavin Newsom are both speaking out in favor of making community college free. Is free community college the way to revive the American dream?
Here are the 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, ranking the scholars who did the most last year to shape educational practice and policy
An interview with John White, Louisiana’s state superintendent of schools
Some California community colleges are turning down funds offered by the state that would make the first year of community college free because the program requires the schools to participate in the federal student loan program.
Deconstructing the many causes of teacher turnover
Here’s the detailed methodology used to generate rankings of the scholars who had the biggest influence on educational practice and policy last year.
Coming Thursday: The Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, which honor the 200 education scholars who had the biggest influence on the nation’s education discourse last year.
As teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) prepare to go out on strike this Thursday, Chad Aldelman calls attention to the district’s big increase in spending on employee benefits. He notes that one reason benefit costs are so high in LAUSD is that the district has offered generous health care benefits to retired teachers.
The design of school shopping websites or school finders can affect parents’ choices by nudging them to certain schools or types of schools.
From 2001 to 2016, the Los Angeles Unified School District increased overall spending by 55.5 percent, but employee benefit costs soared 138 percent.
The idea of balancing school choice with smart regulation is just one of the policies being embraced by a new think tank devoted to moderation.
Federal law now allows this but some states still have ambiguity in their laws.
The New York Times published an interesting batch of letters in response to an op-ed by Oren Cass arguing that our education system spends too much money on college students and not enough on other students. Several Education Next writers have also considered whether college should be the goal for all students.
On Friday, December 21, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally rescinded guidance created by the Obama administration on school discipline.