In the News: Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

By 11/29/2018

A new NBER working paper can be added to the growing list of studies finding that black students who have black teachers reap benefits in both the short term and in the long term.

A Closer Look at Improving Student Engagement by Letting Students Choose Their Tasks

By 11/29/2018

Choice and relevancy are two arrows in the teacher’s quiver to engage and push children to academic heights. But there are lots of others.

Why Schools Should Bridge the Generational Divide

By 11/20/2018

A new book highlights the abundance of human beings, young and old, who could benefit from one another’s energy, wisdom, and experience.

In the News: Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

By 11/20/2018

Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed new rules for how colleges are to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment. These rules for how to implement Title IX would replace the policies put into place by the Obama administration.

Charter Schools and Segregation: What the Research Says

By 11/19/2018

When charter schools serving mostly minority students outperform nearby district schools that also serve mostly minority students, what does this tell us about charter schools and segregation?

As We Reach the End of Education Policy, We Need a Golden Age of Educational Practice

By 11/16/2018

While policymakers might be taking a break from education policy, we cannot afford to take a break from educational improvement.

What Happened to Wisconsin’s Teacher Workforce After Act 10? Not Much

By 11/15/2018

Many predicted that the restrictions Act 10 placed on collective bargaining would devastate the teacher workforce in Wisconsin, but the more drastic predictions have not transpired.

In the News: Study Cites the Benefits of Taking Student Loans

By 11/15/2018

Despite their toxic reputation, student loans help recipients earn better grades, take more classes, and graduate sooner, a new study finds.

Survey Says: Parents Want School Choice

By and 11/14/2018

The nation’s largest private school choice program is effective, popular, and money-saving. And yet, it could be on the chopping block.

Can Education Still Advance the Common Good?

By 11/09/2018

In a provocative new essay, David Labaree argues that American K–12 education has largely replaced its commitment to advancing the public good with a more selfish focus on securing private gains of various kinds.

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