Judging Choice

Court victory for charter schools in Louisiana

Rethinking the Rules on Federal Higher-Ed Spending

How can Congress spur innovation while clamping down on fraud?

Change the Rules to Unleash Innovation

Although federal spending on higher education has expanded access, it has also had an unintended effect.

Strong Hand of Regulation Protects Students

Lawmakers charged with writing a new Higher Education Act (HEA) face a dilemma.

Privatization in American Education: Rhetoric vs. Facts

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.

Where Title IX Went Wrong

A review of “The Transformation of Title IX” by R. Shep Melnick

Taking Teacher Coaching To Scale

Can Personalized Training Become Standard Practice?

Has Inclusion Gone Too Far?

Weighing its effects on students with disabilities, their peers, and teachers

Who Goes to Private School?

Long-term enrollment trends by family income

Private Colleges in Peril

Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures

Q&A: Rebecca Friedrichs

Reflections on the Janus v. AFSCME ruling, from the plaintiff in a similar case

Inspecting the Inspector General

Should Auditors Set the Terms of Debate on Federal Education Policy?

Putting School Budgets in Teachers’ Hands

What if end-users in the classroom made purchasing decisions?

After Janus

A new era of teachers union activism

Have States Maintained High Expectations for Student Performance?

An analysis of 2017 state proficiency standards

The Case for Holding Students Accountable

How extrinsic motivation gets kids to work harder and learn more

Rating Teacher-Preparation Programs

Can value-added make useful distinctions?

A Disappointing National Report Card

What explains the disappointing results?

Higher Ed, Lower Spending

As States Cut Back, Where Has the Money Gone?

Strengthening the Roots of the Charter-School Movement

How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow

Trump and the Nation’s Schools

Assessing the administration’s early impact on education

A Strong Start on Advancing Reform

Forum: Trump and the Nation’s Schools

Harmful Policies, Values, and Rhetoric

After little more than a year, President Donald J. Trump’s policies, values, and rhetoric have had a negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable schoolchildren, particularly low-income students and students of color. This adverse effect is especially pronounced in five areas: oversight of federal education law; enforcement of federal guarantees of educational equity; budget and […]

Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think

A new proposal for reforming teacher education

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