“In that longer-term sense, at least, the tasks of education and education reform, of teaching and learning, are every bit as life-and-death as anything happening in a hospital emergency room or intensive care unit.”
The editor recalls the only “C” on his academic record, in high school calculus.
It took until the third hour of the third Democratic presidential debate for education policy to make an appearance.
Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?
Sleep time, start time story offers wake-up call
Will districts demand reform in exchange for needed raises?
By securing a conservative majority on the court for the foreseeable future, Kavanaugh’s confirmation can be expected to accelerate ongoing shifts to the right in constitutional doctrine.
Given the recent rhetoric of education reform’s critics, one might be forgiven for thinking that American private schools are at the peak of their influence.
What explains the disappointing results?
From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next
In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).
In 2002, years before the current fervor over personalized learning, the state of Florida embraced a primitive form of the concept with its test-based promotion policy.
The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.
The best solution may be to offer federal support for programs that the states themselves design, advancing the cause of school choice while respecting the principle of local control that Trump has also championed.
Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.
This is the last issue of Education Next for which I will serve as editor-in-chief.
For half a century, Coleman’s work has altered the shape of education research, school politics, and school policy.
Back in 2000, U.S. and German students at age 15 were performing at roughly the same level on international tests . By 2012, German 15-year-olds were outscoring their U.S. peers by 32 points in math, a difference representing more than a year’s worth of learning.
In 2014 the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, acting together, sent every school district a letter asking local officials to avoid racial bias when suspending or expelling students.
What are the general lessons to be learned from the many case studies of successful chartering?
Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.
Courts have yet to reach a final verdict on teacher tenure and seniority rights, but the court of public opinion has already made a clear determination.
Vergara precedents are multiple, judge’s actions restrained
School districts and teachers unions are fighting charters with renewed energy.
Learning the truth about schools helps the school reform cause