In the News: Drowning in Debt From Employee Benefits and Unwilling to Reform, Los Angeles Unified School District Looks for Lifeline in Measure EE

By 05/30/2019

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.

By 05/28/2019

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.

Straight Up Conversation: Emily Krone Phillips on Chicago’s ‘Freshman OnTrack’

By 05/24/2019

In Chicago, the metric Freshman OnTrack is more predictive of high school graduation than 8th grade test scores, neighborhood, race, or family income.

In the News: Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters

By 05/24/2019

By taking on charter schools Bernie Sanders may be alienating black voters.

In the News: Many More Students, Especially the Affluent, Get Extra Time to Take the SAT

By 05/23/2019

The rise reflects parents trying to give their children an edge.

In the News: Morehouse Commencement Speaker to Pay Off Class of 2019’s Student Loans

By 05/23/2019

In the days since the announcement, lots of questions have been raised about how the gift will work and who most deserves assistance.

Is School Segregation Really Getting Worse?

By and 05/22/2019

A body of rigorous research finds that segregation has been relatively flat, or even declined, over the past few decades.

What Warren Phillips and George Kelling Had in Common

By 05/20/2019

The former Dow Jones CEO and the “Broken Windows” author both were memorable teachers at Harvard Kennedy School.

The Disruptive Playbook for Bootcamps to Upend Higher Education

By 05/20/2019

An unbundled higher education system could focus on helping learners earn and learn, as opposed to the existing pattern of learn and then later, maybe, earn.

In the News: New Democratic Divide on Charter Schools Emerges, as Support Plummets Among White Democrats

By 05/17/2019

The divide may factor into the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination and into debates about education reform.

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