Last week, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute teamed up with the London-based Education Foundation to host a conference, “School...
Emily Hanford
Halfway through my senior year of college, I quit. Why? Because I didn’t want to graduate. I had no idea what I was going to do...
President Obama’s contempt for the Constitution, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s unfortunate disregard of that document...
The Ferguson grand jury decision, pre-K for disadvantaged kids, school discipline, and summer reading programs.
New ESEA waiver guidelines, easy and inexpensive literacy boosts, Catholic schools, and helping at-risk high school students.
I recently wrote about exciting new charter school results in Washington, D.C. . More kids are in high-performing charters, the...
By Jonathan Supovitz Gadfly editorial by Michael J. Petrilli and Amber M. Northern, Ph.D. Over the past decade, the English...
What happens when policymakers create statewide school districts to turn around their worst-performing public schools? In...
[ Editor's note: This is part two of a multi-part series on the use of prior knowledge in literacy. It originally appeared in a...
John Chubb
[Editor's note: This is the fifth post in our latest blog series by John Chubb, "Building a Better Leader: Lessons from New...
[ Editor's note: This is part one of a multi-part series on the use of prior knowledge in literacy. It originally appeared in a...
Maybe it's because I just saw Interstellar last week , but after a weekend-long Twitter battle with American Federation of...
On November 11th, the Fordham Institute’s Chester E. Finn, Jr. addressed a private meeting of reform-minded Catholic education...
A few weeks ago, I bemoaned an Education Trust report positing that schools shouldn’t get A grades if they have significant...
As my Bellwether colleague (and D.C. Public Charter School Board member) Sara Mead wrote last week , new information on the...
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny
Educational systems around the world are in a critical state. Nearly everywhere, they struggle with poor-quality schools,...
The midterm elections, Common Core math confusion, Joel Klein, and teacher selection tools.
Mayor de Blasio’s school plan, low American math scores, the intersection of standards and charters, and school management.
Draft Conference Agenda Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Education for Upward Mobility December 2, 2014 The Renaissance Hotel 999...
John Chubb
[Editor's note: This is the fourth post in our latest blog series by John Chubb, "Building a Better Leader: Lessons from New...
The number of non-teaching staff in the United States (those employed by school systems but not serving as classroom teachers)...
On September 12th, Ohio released school report-card ratings for the 2013-14 school year. This report compiles and analyzes the...
By Daniela Doyle and Gillian Locke, Public Impact Foreword By Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Amber M. Northern A school’s leader...
The K-12 academic standards in English language arts (ELA) and math produced in June 2010 by the Common Core State Standards...
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics represent a sea change in standards-based reform...
by Katie Cristol and Brinton S. Ramsey Foreword by Amber M. Northern and Michael J. Petrilli The Common Core State Standards are...