In education reform, we like to say that demography isn’t destiny—that, with the right supports, poor children can achieve at...
Tell me if you disagree, my fellow wonks and pundits, but I don’t think anyone predicted a 22-0 vote from the Senate HELP...
April 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

In the age of iPads and Fitbits, how should educators harness new technology to improve student learning? In his new book, The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, Greg Toppo recounts how innovative educators are changing traditional classroom instruction by...

A new report by a Harlem-based parent advocacy group calls on New York City charter schools to reduce their long waiting lists by...
In today’s Wall Street Journal , Princess Lyles and Dan Clark, the executive director and lead organizer of the school-choice...
My U.S. News column this week is sure to raise hackles. But that’s only because anytime you put the words “Eva” and “Moskowitz”...
The end of federal teacher evaluation mandates, the House overreaches on student privacy, NCTQ’s teacher prep review, and college interruptions. Featuring a guest appearance by NCTQ’s Kate Walsh.
“Failing” schools, data privacy, teacher evaluation in Virginia, and a flawed look at school funding disparities. Featuring a guest appearance by the Data Quality Campaign's Paige Kowalski.
April 28, 2015 - 8:00 am to 9:45 am

What happens to students when their school closes? Are they worse off--or do they make academic gains after closure? And what about policymakers: Should they take a firmer stance on closing chronically low-performing schools, or should they, rarely, if ever, shut down a school?...

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, best known for its scholarship programs for low-income gifted students in high school and college...
What is the best education for exceptionally able and high-achieving youngsters? Can the United States strengthen its future...
"Do High Flyers Maintain Their Altitude? Performance Trends of Top Students," is the first study to examine the performance of...

Exam Schools: The Ups and Downs of Selective Public High Schools

August 24, 2012 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am

In this Fordham Live conversation, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and others will examine some of the issues that selective-admission public high schools pose. Who attends them? How are their students selected? Are such schools the future of gifted education or do they unfairly advantage a select few at the expense of most students? Just how different are they, anyway?

When charter schools first emerged more than two decades ago, they presented an innovation in public school governance. No longer...
At the Education for Upward Mobility conference, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released ten working conference papers about the...
Back in January, the Education Research Alliance (ERA) for New Orleans released a study looking at patterns of parental choice in...
As part of its College Match Program , MDRC has released an application guide for “counselors, teachers, and advisers who work...