Recent stories have cast doubt on the stratospheric graduation rates reported in myriad states, including accounts in Alabama ,...
Schools have long failed to cultivate the innate talents of many of their young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys...
One important question about school discipline is whether it helps or harms those being disciplined. But a second, equally...
Chris Yaluma’s and my recent Fordham report on gifted education in high-poverty schools shows that the U.S. still has a long ways...
The selective outrage of partisan ideologues in the education space is a well-known phenomenon and nowhere is that more on...
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states more authority over their accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind, but...
Fordham’s recent report, Is There a Gifted Gap? , examines income- and race-based differences in gifted programming in American...
Martin Robinson
Today’s identity politics has another interesting feature: It teaches students to think in a way antithetical to what a liberal...
Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies...
The United States wastes an enormous amount of its human capital by failing to cultivate the innate talents of many of its young...
Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D.
The new Fordham Institute report, Is There a Gifted Gap? , gave me a lot of food for thought this week. Let’s start with some...
M. René Islas
A newly released report, Is There a Gifted Gap? , by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute sheds further light on the many challenges...
By Stephanie Saroki de García
The Archdiocese of Memphis, Tennessee, announced last week that it intends to close ten schools, all of them part of the “Jubilee...
Tomorrow morning, the Council of the District of Columbia will hear testimony on a pair of school discipline bills that would...
Timothy Daly
In many ways, DeAnthony is a remarkable success story. Currently a fourth grader in a traditional public school just outside...
The Rand Corporation’s provocative policy brief on “truth decay” points to failings in the education system as one of a quartet...
Last week, the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, faced with continued financial struggles and the failure of the most...
A blog post by Kate Walsh, the longtime leader of the National Council on Teacher Quality, asks if the education reform movement...
News of Catholic school closures has become so commonplace over the past few decades that it’s almost not news anymore. What was...
Kate Walsh
The fall conference season is well behind us, but a bad taste in my mouth lingers. I’m struggling with the seismic shift in tone...
Title I, ESSA, parent engagement. Or just “blah blah blah.” At least that’s what most parents hear when those words get thrown...
Max Eden
Is disparate impact analysis an appropriate tool for the federal government to use to investigate school discipline practices? As...
Jay P. Greene
In education reform, like other policy areas, analysts are busy trying to identify how to channel people’s behavior in directions...
Marc Tucker
It is not often that I describe a book I have read as a treasure, but David Driscoll’s Commitment and Common Sense: Leading...
First, a thirty-minute student led parent-teacher conference with one child’s homeroom teacher. Then, six five-minute conferences...
You don’t have to look far to find cogent rebuttals to a recent Associated Press story on charter schools and segregation. That...
Charles Sahm
With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña stepping down and the de Blasio administration reportedly conducting a...
Stacey Childress
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for...