It was the best of times… …for the Republican Party. Election Day 2014 was a rout, with the GOP winning full control of Congress...
This fall, the editorial boards of two of Ohio’s most widely read newspapers issued stinging missives urging legislators to make...
Just in time for Christmas, my Fordham colleague Mike Petrilli has left a present under the tree for inquisitive children and...
Editor's note: This post originally appeared in slightly different form at the Chartering Quality blog. Back in 2006, NACSA, the...
Jack Schneider
Editor's note: This post is the fifth entry of a multi-part series of interviews featuring Fordham's own Andy Smarick and Jack...
Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Kline, and their respective staffs have successfully freaked out sizable portions of...
Dear Santa, On behalf of a host of certified experts, policy wonks, busybodies and know-it-alls: All I would like for Christmas...
Last week, I participated in a New York Times forum on school discipline and charter schools. I made what I thought was the...
Jack Schneider
Editor's note: This post is the fourth entry of a multi-part series of interviews featuring Fordham's own Andy Smarick and Jack...
To grow up as the child of well-educated parents in an affluent American home is to hit the verbal lottery. From their earliest...
The importance of vocabulary, ESEA reauthorization efforts, school discipline, and how school environment affects teacher effectiveness.
Upward mobility, IB’s career-ready program, Pittsburgh school district’s teachers union fight, and peer pressure.
If you stop and listen, you can hear it: The country yearning, praying, hoping for some sign that our political leaders can get...
At the Education for Upward Mobility conference, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released ten working conference papers about the...
By Jonathan Supovitz Gadfly editorial by Michael J. Petrilli and Amber M. Northern, Ph.D. Over the past decade, the English...
Jack Schneider
Editor's note: This post is the third entry of a multi-part series of interviews featuring Fordham's own Andy Smarick and Jack...
On today's Room for Debate series at the New York Times , participants from the education community address the thorny question...
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.
What happens when policymakers create statewide school districts to turn around their worst-performing public schools? In...
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...