What two new studies find and how they can inform the school choice debate
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:16 am
Mitchell Chester, the longtime Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, a good man, and a true friend, passed away Monday evening.
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:02 am
On the heels of its decision yesterday in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court today granted cert to and vacated state supreme court decisions out of Colorado and New Mexico that used Blaine Amendments to exclude religious schools from government aid programs.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:39 pm
Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:27 am
Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will not substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:14 am
The Supreme Court closed out its Spring 2017 term this morning by announcing its opinion in a case with potential implications for private school choice.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:03 am
The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:35 am
A new study examines the connection between teacher reports about behavior when students are 11 and later life outcomes for those students.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:10 am
In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers – by Education Next
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:02 am
On Monday, June 26 at 10:30 am, the Urban Institute will host an event focused on the release of new data from the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:41 am
Education reform is hard. Doing it well is at least as much about discipline and precision as it is about passion.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:36 am
In New York, the state legislature wrapped up its 2017 session without extending Mayor Bill de Blasio's control over New York City's schools.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:30 am
A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:22 pm
Making school choice work requires engaged and mobilized families who can help address the human side of choice and competition in schools.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:31 am
In hundreds of schools, educators seek to build stronger relationships with parents and equip families with tools to reinforce classroom concepts at home.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:05 am
In this 60-second video produced by AEI, Rick Hess reminds reformers to be skeptical because trusting the experts doesn't always work out well in education policy.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:02 am
Looking behind the hype on sexual assault enforcement
Posted: June 21, 2017, 2:13 pm
The centerpiece of Success Academy’s online offering is its K–4 English language arts curriculum.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:10 am
This week, Hanna Skandera wrapped up her final day after nearly seven years in office. She was one of the nation’s longest-serving state chiefs,
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:05 am
In the News: Montessori Was the Original Personalized Learning. Now, 100 Years Later, Wildflower Is Reinventing the Model – by Education Next
Wildlflower Montessori, a micro-school in Cambridge, Mass. with 15 students, two teachers, and no principal, is one of 11 Wildflower schools in a loose network.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 7:48 pm
Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:04 am
In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:03 am
Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch proponent of “originalism” in constitutional jurisprudence, an approach to deciding cases based on constitutional text as it was originally understood by its authors.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:02 am
Revisiting the meaning of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision through the lens of Justice Scalia’s rulings
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:01 am
After the Secretary promised to provide states wide latitude in implementing ESSA, the DeVos team seems to be misreading the law, the substantive issues, and the politics.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 11:44 am
An excerpt from The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads
Posted: June 19, 2017, 4:08 am
The fact that overall funding progressivity remains low despite two decades of reforms suggests a troubling lack of progress on equitable funding of public schools.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 4:03 am
Just how much do gains on reading and math gains on state tests tell us about school quality?
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:10 am
The former founder and CEO of the California Charter School Association, as well as former board president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Caprice Young now leads the Magnolia Public Schools.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:05 am
In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Richard Reeves gives an overview of the argument of his new book on the American upper middle class and how its members understand their own position.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:02 am
Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:05 am
In Ohio, the state superintendent has proposed that the state stop administering standardized tests in subjects like art, music, and gym.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:01 am
On Thursday morning, the Fordham Institute and the Knowledge Alliance are bringing together policy wonks and academics to discuss whether and how we can build better bridges across the research-to-policy divide.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 2:50 am
When I observed classrooms and interviewed teachers and administrators, the thing that stood out was high-quality teaching practices, inspired and supported by effective school leadership.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:14 am
I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:05 am
David Kirp looks at how CUNY is enrolling students in an intensive, counseling-heavy program that helps them quickly get on track to their degrees instead of getting bogged down in remedial courses.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:03 am
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Posted: June 13, 2017, 5:02 am
A review of "Dream Hoarders" by Richard V. Reeves
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:10 am
The prize goes to a charter network that demonstrates outstanding academic outcomes among low-income students and students of color.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:04 am
Medicaid insulates disadvantaged children from some of the adverse experiences that keep them from succeeding in school.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:04 am
Experts offer alternative plan as the Trump administration looks to cut loan forgiveness programs
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:01 am
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
Posted: June 12, 2017, 4:10 am
Interdistrict open enrollment can help many kids, but in Ohio, some public school districts remain less than “open to all.”
Posted: June 12, 2017, 4:08 am
From Dream to Reality: The Entire Class at this Brooklyn Charter School Is Going to College – by Laura Waters
High schools are increasingly holding end-of-year college signing ceremonies, which borrow heavily from more traditional NCAA signing events, when student-athletes announce their Division 1 college choice.
Posted: June 12, 2017, 4:03 am
If the four Supreme Court justices who sided with Friedrichs vote to hear Mark Janus’s case, and if Neil Gorsuch votes according to expectations, agency fees could be dead by the end of the court’s next term.
Posted: June 9, 2017, 6:26 am
Maybe it's just me, but I suspect that Trump's energetic support is one of the worst things that could happen to school choice
Posted: June 9, 2017, 6:00 am
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Posted: June 9, 2017, 4:14 am
Chartering has not been a single experiment or the product of a single vision, theory or doctrine.
Posted: June 8, 2017, 11:38 am
The Politics & Partisanship of America’s Education Reform Debate: A Growing Blue-Red Divide – by Derrell Bradford
If your partisan values are more important to you than your education reform values, perhaps you should ask yourself if you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the thing that is best for you and your beliefs.
Posted: June 8, 2017, 11:24 am
In the New York Times, Natasha Singer takes a skeptical look at the involvement of tech entrepreneurs in school reform efforts
Posted: June 7, 2017, 4:54 pm
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