Betsy DeVos and Other Naysayers Are Wrong: Student Outcomes in the U.S. Have Improved Significantly in Recent Decades
A fair assessment of the past twenty-five years, and especially the years before the Great Recession, is that something improved outcomes for students, particularly the most vulnerable students.
School choice leaves many small town denizens and suburbanites cold. So here’s an idea for what rural school reform should look like.
We can’t rule out “dumbing down” as one explanation for rising high school graduation rates, and there’s now provocative evidence that it’s also contributing to rising college graduation rates.
Teachers spend more than a third of their instructional time on tasks other than instruction. And that’s before we add in paperwork done outside the classroom.
A new study looks at differences in exposure and impact associated with assignment to same race/ethnicity teachers between the traditional public school and public charter sectors.
LEAP Innovations runs an 18-month program training educators in 140 Chicago schools how to implement personalized learning.
The fact that African Americans favor charter schools has less to do with charter schools themselves and more to do with our right of self-determination where the education of our children is concerned.
Differences in the early language environments of children do have a significant impact.
The cover stories address the increasingly popular topic of delaying school start times.
An interview with Bob Wise, who served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education from 2005 until his recent departure.
New American Schools was an attempt to reinvent the school in a way that brought together best practices in a holistic way rather than implementing reforms piecemeal.
While rigor and standards are always important, the challenges faced by at-risk students create a rigor of their own.
The Results of Florida’s Education Reforms Are Impressive. Their Return on Investment Is Totally Off the Charts.
From the late 1990s until 2017, the reading performance of black fourth graders in Florida skyrocketed 26 points. For Hispanic students, the gain was 27 points, and for low-income kids it was an astonishing 29 points.
In Chicago, the metric Freshman OnTrack is more predictive of high school graduation than 8th grade test scores, neighborhood, race, or family income.
A body of rigorous research finds that segregation has been relatively flat, or even declined, over the past few decades.
The former Dow Jones CEO and the “Broken Windows” author both were memorable teachers at Harvard Kennedy School.
An unbundled higher education system could focus on helping learners earn and learn, as opposed to the existing pattern of learn and then later, maybe, earn.
Sarah Turner is president of North Bennet Street School, a 138-year-old trade school serving 150 students each year in Boston.
How different approaches to loan forgiveness, including plans put forward by members of Congress and presidential hopefuls, would distribute benefits to Americans of different income levels and races and ethnicities.
“There was a high school student, a young woman, here after the event who was crying on my shoulder–crying big tears– because she has had to go through those drills and she is afraid,” Senator Kamala Harris said.
Four interesting takeaways from “Measuring Innovation in Education 2019.”
It is possible to re-design defined benefit pension plans so that they offer adequate retirement benefits to more teachers.
Waterford.org provides a publicly funded, home-based kindergarten readiness program to 15,000 children in Utah annually.