Our relentless focus on “what works?” has rewarded programs designed to yield short-term bumps in test scores while distracting attention from more fundamental and complex efforts.
When student preparation varies greatly, a blended learning program can leverage what technology does best, presenting less well-prepared students with easier problems and progressively graduating them to more difficult activities.
Like schools, fitness studios aim to provide a great experience for twenty-five or thirty students with great variation in levels and goals.
In a competency-based learning model, students keep working at something until they demonstrate mastery.
Braven partners with three universities to help over 1,600 low-income, first-generation students transition from college to career.
Name an educated, upper-middle-class parent who hasn’t done a hundred things to advantage their own progeny in the frantic competition for limited spots at elite universities.
My Tech High partners with innovative public school districts to offer tuition-free, home-centered education programs to 5,000 students, primarily in Utah.
Reader hours, reporter time disappear into flawed journalistic experiment
A new analysis links data on career and technical education course-taking to employment data.
Warns “Free” College Is Less Progressive Than It Sounds
On occasion, policymakers have won through on once-unpopular proposals. But this requires diligence, constancy, and principle—traits the Trump administration seems to lack.
In California, the state board of education works with the governor to accomplish long-term policy goals.
Lynette Guastaferro is the CEO of Teaching Matters, which currently serves 237 urban schools. Their programs include Early Reading Matters, which coaches teachers on how to better teach reading skills.
Resilience, Hope, and the Power of the Collective: What Puerto Rico Can Teach the States about Education Reform
People don’t talk about “scaling” solutions in Puerto Rico. They create solutions and hope that others will do the same.
Call it the teacher primary.
What I learned serving as a state school board member
The felonious conduct in the college admissions scandal is distinctly different from good parents trying to help their kids.
The reason gap-closing matters is because social mobility matters, particularly in a society that prizes itself on being a land of opportunity. But raising all boats matters, too.
Why is such short shrift given to the role athletics can play when it comes to supporting academic success and forging character?
Teachers across Iran are holding sit-ins in their school principals’ offices to demand better pay, the right to form unions, and the freeing of all jailed teachers’ rights activists.
Students taking part in multiple arts-focused field trips showed improved school engagement, higher test scores, and increased tolerance.
Liz Chu is executive director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Public Research and Leadership, which trains graduate students from over 26 different professional schools for careers in education reform.
Infusing children with a love of reading is laudable, but a love of country is indispensible.
As long as teacher preparation programs, professional development organizations, school systems themselves, and state education agencies do little to help teachers master specific reading, math, and science curricula, we’re likely to see more studies showing minimal effects of curricula.