Summer School Is the New Summer Job

Why fewer teens are working—and why it matters

Should DeVos Ask Congress To Waive Parts of the Special Education Law amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The best cases for—and against—changing the rules.

Philadelphia Is Delaying Online Teaching for 7 Weeks. It Doesn’t Need to.

The district believes that only half its students have home internet. The true number may be closer to 80 to 90 percent.

How Will the Coronavirus Crisis Affect Children’s Learning? Unequally.

It’s not a vacation. There’s still half a semester of curriculum to learn.

The Stubborn Myth of “Learning Styles”

State teacher-license prep materials peddle a debunked theory


Public-education reform in the nation’s capital

Where Left and Right Agree on Civics Education, and Where They Don’t

“One participant told the story of a high school teacher enthusiastically hosting a debate on abortion on the second day of the school year.”

Yes, It Really Is Harder to Get into Highly Selective Colleges Today

Comparison of SAT scores over time tells a story

Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

Now Trending: Chief Innovation Officers

New titles abound, but with limited evidence of real change

“I had known enough to know I had had a great teacher”

An excerpt from “Why Writing Matters.”

Building on Shaky Ground

Reforming a divided school system in Los Angeles

Is College Remediation a Barrier or a Boost?

Evidence from Tennessee

In Selecting, and Paying for, College, Choice Has Benefits

Reviews of “Choosing College” by Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta and “Indebted” by Caitlin Zaloom

History, Critical and Patriotic

Americans need a history that educates but also inspires

A Voice of the “Resistance,” Breathless and Crude

A review of “Slaying Goliath” by Diane Ravitch

A Charter Boost for Special-Ed Students and English Learners

Lessons in inclusion at Boston charter schools

Inclusion in Action

Expectations for all at Excel Academy

The Hoosier Way

Good choices for all in Indianapolis

A Decade On, Has Common Core Failed?

Assessing the impact of national standards

“Parents . . . Shifted Their Definition of Success”

Summit Schools cofounder Diane Tavenner on the secrets of student happiness

The Case for Limitlessness Has Its Limits

A review of “Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live without Barriers” by Jo Boaler

How To Develop Vocabulary in the Classroom

“Education is the process of preparing us for the big world, and the big world has big words.”

Put “Whole Language” on Trial

The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy

Should Congress Link Higher-Ed Funding To Graduation Rates?

Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric

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