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President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the evening.

A Fertile Period for Education Reform?

The unexpected effects of politics, the pandemic, and racial awakening
Lamar Alexander walks to the Senate floor on January 21, 2020.

Leadership Makes a Difference: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education

As governor, secretary of education, and senator, Alexander had vast influence.
In a Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 photo, Saginaw fire fighters enter a house on the corner of Jackson and Fayette in Saginaw about 11:30 pm.

Teachers Need to Be Taught To Teach Students to Behave

Many educators lack basic training in classroom management.
Illustration: college student with a letterman jacket that reads "I OWE U"

The Fallacy of Forgiveness

If the feds wipe out student debt, who will benefit most?
Montana resident Kendra Espinoza poses in front of the white-marble court building with her daughters Naomi (right) and Sarah (left) in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 2020.

A Landmark Ruling for Religious Schools

The future implications of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Bucks the “Staffing Surge” Trend

Lowered expenses, but not at the expense of student achievement

Ban For-Profit Charters?

Campaign issue collides with Covid-era classroom reality

The Rise of Dual Credit

More and more students take college classes while still in high school.That is boosting degree attainment but also raising doubts about rigor.
Students at Cal State-LA collaborate as part of an advanced vehicle technology competition. The public university campus scored highest in the nation in one ranking measuring upward mobility rates.

Why So Many People Are Disappointed With Their Educations—And How To Start Fixing It.

Alternative pathways can help students find a “vocational self” and upward mobility

Nudging and Shoving Students Toward Success

What the research shows about the promise and limitations of behavioral science in education

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