Let Prisoners Use Pell Grants

By 10/23/2019

Higher education can help reduce recidivism.

How To Get Past the “Talent Hogs” Problem

By and 10/22/2019

Redesign roles, budgets, and schedules to put excellent teachers in charge of small teaching teams, for more pay.

Straight Up Conversation: A Tuition-Free, Purpose-Driven, Coat-and-Tie Trade School

By 10/21/2019

Williamson College of the Trades is a character-driven trade school enrolling 260 students, all of whom graduate debt-free. Rick talks with President Michael Rounds about how it works.

In the News: Giuliani Pressed Trump to Eject Muslim Cleric from U.S., a Top Priority of Turkish President, Former Officials Say

By 10/17/2019

The former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, “privately urged President Trump” to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric, the Washington Post reports, describing it as a case of Giuliani apparently “pushing a shadow foreign policy.”

In the News: California Becomes First State in the Country to Push Back School Start Times

By 10/17/2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law mandating later start times for Golden State schools, the Los Angeles Times reports, “ultimately requiring public middle schools to begin classes at 8 a.m. or later while high schools will start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.”

A Nobel for Education Next

By 10/17/2019

The editors of Education Next congratulate Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, two of the three economists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics.

Straight Up Conversation: Can Technology Help Districts Improve Teacher Hiring?

By 10/17/2019

Rick talks with the CEO of Nimble, a venture that uses tech-based solutions to help about 50 school districts (with nearly half a million students) find the teachers they want.

The Metric That Matters Most: Ask Kids, “Are You In?”

By 10/11/2019

The first and most important relationship most children have with a civic institution is with a school.

What Jobs Do Learners Hire Education To Do After High School?

By 10/10/2019

Interviews shed light on student motives, from ‘get away’ to ‘step it up.’

Five Signs Your Reform Has Become Another Education Fad

By 10/09/2019

Eager vendors, early-adopting educators, and media adulation can be taken as evidence that a reform is going swimmingly—but these signs are frequently misread.

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