Governance and Leadership

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

An Exit Interview With Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

"We’ve seen some of America’s largest districts refuse to open, not based on the recommendation of scientists, but because of political interests."
Newly-elected Orelans Parish School Board members, from left: Katie Baudouin, Olin Parker, J.C. Romero, and Carlos Zervigon.

New Faces, New Problems for New Orleans School Board

In all-charter district, winning candidates have limited power
Students joined parents at a rally to push Boston to re-open physical school buildings.

Boston Parents Rally for In-Person School Reopening

“This is a social justice issue,” one father says
Collage of the previous five U.S. Secretaries of Education, with a question mark in the sixth box

What Makes for an Effective Secretary of Education?

Thick skin, respect for data are among the qualities needed for success

Biden’s Regulatory Agenda on Education

What might be done with his pen and his phone, on loan forgiveness, Title IX, testing, and more
Joe Biden speaks to reporters

How Charter Supporters Can Win Over Joe Biden

Remind Biden and his team of the real-life people that charter schools serve, people who are a key part of his coalition.
Idaho Governor Brad Little speaking at a podium

States Step Up to Fund Families; Others Should Follow

Idaho, North Carolina, and Oklahoma innovate by decentralizing education spending, decisions in response to pandemic

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