A new study looks at how easy or hard it is today to get a good grade in high school and whether that has changed over time.
Jay Greene, chair of the University of Arkansas department of education reform, has a famously eclectic set of research interests, ranging from school choice to field trips to the effect of schools on civic values.
High expectations are as critical as ever. But it’s only when we combine them with a pragmatic approach that we have a chance of actually achieving them.
What’s the key to getting teachers on board with new approaches to instruction?
We risk raising a generation of education policy experts with a thin grasp of education.
A new suggests that higher-quality private schools are less likely to participate in two of the most highly regulated voucher programs in the country, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship Program.
Schools are not more responsive to parent and community preferences regarding the arts because parents and communities no longer really control their schools.
Tony Bennett, the former state superintendent of Indiana and Florida, shares four practical questions that help gauge whether today’s embrace of CTE is serious.
The improvements in the nation’s tests in recent years are real. Education leaders need to hold firm on these advances in the rigor and technical quality of their tests, even as they take on the next steps of aligning high-quality curriculum and instruction
In a popular novel, Joe Klein once explained the need for greater civility and respect in society. It’s a plea that’s especially relevant for schools as we remember the tragedy of September 11.
The cover story of the Fall 2018 issue examines what’s ahead for teachers unions after this June’s landmark Supreme Court decision banning agency fees for non-members.
Veteran educator Roxanna Elden is out with her first novel, Adequate Yearly Progress, which follows teachers at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa.
In many states, assessments have advanced considerably over the previous generation of assessments.
These questions can help parents get a read on school culture and values (and not just buzzwords) and can also help educators think deeply about how they want their schools to work.
A governor’s efforts to improve a state’s economy must include strengthening K-12 school quality.
Simulations can help educators and school leaders get practice and feedback in low-stakes settings.
This school year, take charge of your data.
Some states are putting in place linked data systems that enable them to identify students who are economically disadvantaged regardless of whether their families fill out a form.
In New Orleans, the focus is now on high-quality instructional materials.
Decades of Catholic school leaders did not adapt to changing circumstances to ensure that middle-income families would still be able to afford tuition.
If we allow students to move at their own pace, there is no longer a need to label and sort them.
An interview with two teachers-turned-coaches about how they made the transition.
Policies and practices that might be successful overall could actually help one group of students while harming another.