Coaches can build capacity and teachers’ understanding in a way that will alter what they actually do in their classrooms.
How should we measure teacher longevity?
Tool allows education leaders to see the degree to which their curriculum builds critical background knowledge and aligns with their vision and priorities.
Bill and Melinda Gates are out with their latest annual letter discussing their philanthropy, and a chunk of it relates to education.
But some lawmakers prefer to push the choice agenda incrementally
The transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech that was released by the White House mysteriously capitalized the phrase “School Choice,” as if it were the title of a law: “To help support working parents, the time has come to pass School Choice for Americans’ children.”
We need to invest in marketing them, too.
Debate is focused on a pay-for-performance program but benefit costs loom in the background.
AltSchool partners with 25 districts and schools to implement technology-enabled personalized learning. It also operates four tuition-funded lab schools in San Francisco and New York City.
Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke disruptive innovation as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems.
Four justices hint they might be willing to overturn a Scalia opinion some saw as curtailing the free exercise of religion.
Shifting ed reform’s focus to improving practice is an acknowledgment that underperformance is not a failure of will, but a lack of capacity.
Over a quarter of existing colleges may fail in the next 15 years. Harvard is partly to blame.
Advocates are shifting away from education policy to focus on education practice.
In some settings and for some students, interventions promote beneficial outcomes.
Every California teacher could see an immediate pay boost of $10,250 per year, if not for the state’s massive pension debt. Yet the Los Angeles teacher strike deal kicks the can on that crucial issue.
Our traditional public school system is not always hospitable to teachers or leaders willing to take risks to get better.
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.
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.