History, Critical and Patriotic

Americans need a history that educates but also inspires

In Fight Against Grade Inflation, Those Rare Tough Teachers Are Champions

The editor recalls the only “C” on his academic record, in high school calculus.

End the “Easy A”

Tougher grading standards set more students up for success

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

Justices Will Hear Cases About L.A. Catholic Schools

Which teachers qualify for the “ministerial exception”?

A Decade On, Has Common Core Failed?

Assessing the impact of national standards

Common Standards Aren’t Enough

Forum: A Decade On, Has Common Core Failed?

Stay the Course on National Standards

Forum: A Decade On, Has Common Core Failed?

Common Core Has Not Worked

Forum: A Decade On, Has Common Core Failed?

“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

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

Performance-Based Funding Produces Mixed Results

The federal government currently provides more than $150 billion each year to students and their families in the form of grants, loans, work-study funds, and tax credits to help make college more affordable. This sizable public investment in higher education has indeed made college attendance possible for a larger share of Americans. However, there is […]

Congress Must Address Dismal Dropout Rates

It’s a familiar story: a young, courageous (usually white male) entrepreneur drops out of college to pursue his dreams, only to become rich and successful beyond all expectation. Its implication, which has found some purchase in the popular imagination, is that it doesn’t matter if a person doesn’t finish college—in fact, he may be better-off […]

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’

Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard explains the program’s effect on teachers, including herself

Democrats Dodge a Charter Question — and for a Reason

It took until the third hour of the third Democratic presidential debate for education policy to make an appearance.

A Certificate, Then a Degree

Certificate-first programs can help tackle America’s college-completion crisis

Funeral Homes and Female Athletes

Future of girls’ sports may hinge on mortuary case

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade

How Teach for America Affects Beliefs about Education

Connecting Classroom Experience to Opinions on Education Reform

Support Builds For Making the SAT Untimed For Everyone

A possible solution to the “Gaming the System” problem

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