Dan Ayoub, who helms Microsoft’s education team after a decade leading the famed Halo gaming franchise, discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing augmented and virtual reality to the classroom.
Education Next reported in its Spring 2019 issue on the challenges facing the ASU program. The article also reported on alternatives, including Modern States, which offers freshman year classes online for free .
The choices states make about which industry-recognized credentials “count” will either encourage learners down a meaningful career path or unwittingly steer them toward low-wage, low-skill jobs.
‘Our tax starvation of public higher ed is a choice we’ve made.’
Parents prize academics, strict discipline.
Rebecca Kantar leads Imbellus, which has raised more than $24 million to build simulation-based assessments.
A path outside the conventional structure can save costs, enrich lives.
A new report by the Washington Post shows the overall number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has actually doubled over the past 25 years. At the same time, many urban schools remain deeply segregated. An analysis by Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida and Matthew M. Chingos in Education Next examined this issue in the context of charter schooling.
Better incentives for colleges, less loan risk for students.
Visitors to charter schools in Questa, New Mexico; Quincy, Florida; Starbuck, Minnesota; and Prescott Valley, Arizona, found some common ingredients.
An encounter at Columbia University Teachers College tells a story.
Twenty years ago this summer, I was a founder of the first charter school in New York state: the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
The “Left Behind” Kids Made Incredible Progress From the Late 1990s Until the Great Recession. Here Are Key Lessons for Ed Reform.
A look at a quarter-century of student outcomes is a reminder of the importance of patience.
Bridge in Nigeria is upskilling the teachers of around 300,000 children in 1,500 schools over four years, a rate of scaling which may be unprecedented in African history.
Kids Who Had Been “Left Behind” Are Doing Much Better Today Than 25 Years Ago. But What About the Middle Class?
Achievement is mostly flat, while attainment is up.
It’s the dawn of a new school year. As I sat down to write about it, I got a premonition of how this school year will once again go for so many.
When the Ku Klux Klan wanted to outlaw private schools
Karl Alexander responds to “Is Summer Learning Loss Real?” by Paul T. von Hippel
von Hippel responds to Alexander’s criticism of “Is Summer Learning Loss Real?”
Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success
A key to turning schools into learning organizations
In the News: As New York Once Again Targets Religious Schools, a History Lesson in Communal Resistance
Tablet magazine features an article by Marvin Schick, who is in his 46th year as president of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, about New York State’s effort to regulate the curriculum in Jewish private schools. Schick recounts an earlier such effort, between 1939 and 1941, in which the state warned the Jewish schools that their practices violated the state’s compulsory education law.
In the News: ‘Separate Programs for Separate Communities’: California School District Agrees to Desegregate
The New York Times recently highlighted an action by the attorney general of California, Xavier Becerra, to desegregate the Sausalito Marin City school district, which includes both a charter school and a traditional public school.
The right way to evaluate private school choice programs