Several school districts are banning or reducing homework in response to parents who complain of overload.
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, Catholic schools do not dominate choice programs, but rather, enroll students in line with their share of the overall private school market.
The DonorsChoose.org website has been used by teachers in 80 percent of American public schools to raise $760 million to fund 1.2 million different classroom projects.
The Winter 2019 issue of Education Next is now available in full on our website. The issue presents results from the 2018 EdNext Poll of public opinion.
Technology might allow us to collect detailed information about classroom practice that would help us learn what’s working and what’s not.
After more than 15 years of “meh” results, viewers have tuned out.
American education lost two great leaders last week with the passing of George H.W. Bush and Harold O. Levy.
A recent report found that most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The findings unveil a clear disconnect between district software procurement and classroom practice.
A new NBER working paper can be added to the growing list of studies finding that black students who have black teachers reap benefits in both the short term and in the long term.
Choice and relevancy are two arrows in the teacher’s quiver to engage and push children to academic heights. But there are lots of others.
A new book highlights the abundance of human beings, young and old, who could benefit from one another’s energy, wisdom, and experience.
Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed new rules for how colleges are to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment. These rules for how to implement Title IX would replace the policies put into place by the Obama administration.
When charter schools serving mostly minority students outperform nearby district schools that also serve mostly minority students, what does this tell us about charter schools and segregation?
While policymakers might be taking a break from education policy, we cannot afford to take a break from educational improvement.
Many predicted that the restrictions Act 10 placed on collective bargaining would devastate the teacher workforce in Wisconsin, but the more drastic predictions have not transpired.
Despite their toxic reputation, student loans help recipients earn better grades, take more classes, and graduate sooner, a new study finds.
The nation’s largest private school choice program is effective, popular, and money-saving. And yet, it could be on the chopping block.
In a provocative new essay, David Labaree argues that American K–12 education has largely replaced its commitment to advancing the public good with a more selfish focus on securing private gains of various kinds.
ResearchED conferences aim at raising the research literacy of teachers and creating a community of educators dedicated to evidence-based practice.
As many as 8 million U.S. public school students struggle academically simply because they miss too much school, but many parents are clueless about how many days their children have missed
Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn. Many teachers will tell you they learned something different about how children learn to read in their teacher preparation programs.
Teachers, like every American citizen, are free to express their political views in a variety of public forums like Twitter and Facebook. But a series of court decisions have made it clear that a very different standard applies inside publicly funded K–12 classrooms, where teachers have far less freedom to speak their minds.