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.

How Socrates Invented Social and Emotional Learning

What used to be called character education is unlikely to be effective if it is divorced from its moral and religious foundations.

Student Outcomes Have Improved in More Than Just Reading and Math

Fourth and eighth graders made progress across the entirety of the academic curriculum from the late 1990s until the Great Recession—especially our lowest performing students and students of color.

Four Surprising Truths About U.S. Schooling

A lot of our fevered education debates are fueled by assumptions which can be off-base, or flat wrong.

“Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong”

What the work of Mauricio “Lim” Miller, an Oakland, California-based social services pioneer and MacArthur “Genius” fellowship recipient, means for education.

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 Choices for Rural America

School choice leaves many small town denizens and suburbanites cold. So here’s an idea for what rural school reform should look like.

Rising Graduation Rates Signal Risk of Sinking Standards

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.

The Secret Source of Lost Learning and Educator Burnout

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.

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