An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?

The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History

Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success

Measure Education Inputs, Too

A key to turning schools into learning organizations

On Goalpost Moving

The right way to evaluate private school choice programs

Measurement, Private Sector Involvement Can Boost Learning

Progress in Pakistan, Liberia are detailed in new report

A New High School Movement Rises

“Faster and cheaper” paths to careers

Boston Charter Study Tells Story About Limits of Test Scores

“It is all too common for researchers to misinterpret the policy implications of these experiments, even when they are properly conducted.”

What Changed at George Washington High School in Chicago

To rethink education reform, focus on democracy

Education Will Be Issue in Campaign for Governor of Vermont

Rebecca Holcombe, former secretary of education, will run as a Democrat amid a flap over a plan to consolidate school districts.

Three Win-Win Opportunities for Middle- and Low-Income Students

Alongside the focus on high-need students, we must not forget middle class students.

Education Policy Helped These States Beat the Socioeconomic Curve

Indiana, Florida, Mississippi show signs of recent progress.

Bloomberg Pushes Democratic Presidential Candidates on Charter Schools

“Let’s face it, the problem in our schools isn’t just money”

New Jersey’s Teacher Diversity Story Diverges from North Carolina’s

“Reply with the grade you were in when you had your first nonwhite teacher”

A Rising Economic Tide + Reform + Resources = Better Results

Can a winning combination be recreated?

The Education Policy Angle on “Fleishman Is In Trouble”

“Homework!…The cost-benefit of after-school homework.”

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Does the Baumol Effect Explain Rising College Costs?

Salary data and the academic research undercut the notion that faculty pay is the key driver in price increases.

Gifted Education Faces “Clear and Present” Problems

A new survey sheds light on public attitudes.

Perhaps Progress Against Poverty Helped Test Scores Rise

The pattern isn’t perfect. But over the past twenty years, the two lines appear to be moving generally in the same direction.

Joe Biden: Higher Education Millionaire

Maybe if these colleges weren’t paying $1,689,651 to the Bidens, they could lower tuition, or would require less taxpayer support, or students wouldn’t have to go so deeply into debt to graduate.

Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good?

Robots may work well sometimes. Here’s what we know about why, when, and for whom.

World Cup Heroines Are the Athletes, Not Nixon

Untangling the Effects of Title IX on Women’s Soccer

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The Moral Implications of Social and Emotional Learning

Jay Greene argues that SEL’s moral and religious dimensions are essential, and that efforts to downplay those are likely to render SEL ineffective.

The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools

A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement

Child Poverty Is Down Sharply Since the Start of the Ed Reform Era

Let’s celebrate the fact that our country has made real progress in the War on Poverty.

Straight Up Conversation: Digital Pioneers Academy CEO Mashea Ashton

Mashea Ashton is the founder and CEO of Digital Pioneers Academy, a computer science-focused charter school that launched last fall in Washington, D.C.

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