An interview with Bob Wise, who served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education from 2005 until his recent departure.
New American Schools was an attempt to reinvent the school in a way that brought together best practices in a holistic way rather than implementing reforms piecemeal.
Is it better for kids to specialize early or to try out a variety of activities, and what does this have to do with education policy?
School system officials say that unexcused absences do not directly factor into course grades because of the system’s “standards-based” approach.
While rigor and standards are always important, the challenges faced by at-risk students create a rigor of their own.
In the News: Drowning in Debt From Employee Benefits and Unwilling to Reform, Los Angeles Unified School District Looks for Lifeline in Measure EE
In Los Angeles, voters will weigh in on Measure EE, a ballot measure to raise funds for public schools, on June 4.
The Results of Florida’s Education Reforms Are Impressive. Their Return on Investment Is Totally Off the Charts.
From the late 1990s until 2017, the reading performance of black fourth graders in Florida skyrocketed 26 points. For Hispanic students, the gain was 27 points, and for low-income kids it was an astonishing 29 points.
In Chicago, the metric Freshman OnTrack is more predictive of high school graduation than 8th grade test scores, neighborhood, race, or family income.
By taking on charter schools Bernie Sanders may be alienating black voters.
The rise reflects parents trying to give their children an edge.
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