The War on Poverty at 50: Education edition

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Wednesday marked the fiftieth anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of...

Cities and states faced with rising pension costs have begun to search for the most effective...

Earlier this week, AFT president Randi Weingarten came out against the use of value-added...

This year, Education Week’s Quality Counts report tells a story of districts...

Nearly three decades ago, 320 students below the age of thirteen took the SAT math or verbal...

The Arctic Vortex edition

Invigorated by the weather, Mike and Dara give cold shoulders to anti-Common Core strategists, California’s constitution, and Randi Weingarten’s “VAM sham.” Amber gets gifted.

Amber's Research Minute

Who Rises to the Top? Early Indicators,” by Harrison J. Kell, David Lubinski, and Camilla P. Benbow, Psychological Science 24 (2013), 2013: 648–59.

A Crash Course in Teacher Pensions

Dara Zeehandelaar, author of The Big Squeeze: Retirement Costs and School District Budgets, explains teachers pensions and the difference between defined benefits and defined contribution plans that states offer teachers.