Regular followers of Fordham know that, over the past few years, I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about “education for upward...
Joshua Dunn
In “ Collective Panic ,” Martha Derthick and I argued that teachers’ unions dodged a major blow in Harris v. Quinn (2014) but...
A few weeks ago, I used a graphic to show the four dimensions of federal accountability , each of which has a range of options. I...
The Club for Growth is right about a bunch of issues, but they’re wrong about the pending House bill to replace No Child Left...
While the merit and politics of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been much debated and discussed, one topic has been...
By Jonathan Plucker Gadfly editorial by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Amber M. Northern While the merit and politics of the Common...
What does the Common Core portend for America’s high-achieving and gifted students? Quite a kerfuffle has erupted in many parts...
The K-12 academic standards in English language arts (ELA) and math produced in June 2010 by the Common Core State Standards...

Can Gifted Education Survive the Common Core?

February 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

As Common Core gathers speed in forty-three states and DC, what does it mean for high-ability students and gifted-and-talented education?  Some contend that higher standards for all mean gifted education is no longer necessary for some. Others insist that increasing the rigor of classes will...

The pundit class is raising questions about whether Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree disqualifies him from being America’s...
J. Richard Gentry
This post originally appeared in a slightly different form at Psychology Today . There is much wrong with American kindergartens—...
A report last month from a pair of advocacy organizations, the Alliance for Childhood and Defending the Early Years, argued that...
Last week, writer Laura McKenna took to the Atlantic to try to understand why some suburban moms (yes, many of them white ) have...
We at Fordham are big fans of Jason Riley, a Wall Street Journal columnist who just joined the team at the Manhattan Institute...
Followers of Fordham’s work know that we are obsessed with charter school quality, both nationally and in our home state of Ohio...
Imagine you are a first-year social studies teacher in a low-performing urban high school. You are hired on Thursday and expected...
A couple weeks ago, I created a graphic to help explain the contours of the debate about federal accountability in the ESEA...
Children cannot be truly literate without knowing about history, science, art, music, literature, civics, geography, and more...
At the Education for Upward Mobility conference, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released ten working conference papers about the...
by Katie Cristol and Brinton S. Ramsey Foreword by Amber M. Northern and Michael J. Petrilli The Common Core State Standards are...
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute set out to answer a basic (yet complicated) question: how much does each school in the D.C. metro...
In today’s Wall Street Journal , Princess Lyles and Dan Clark, the executive director and lead organizer of the school-choice...
Almost every article and column written about the nascent GOP presidential campaign mentions Tea Party opposition to immigration...