City Academy High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, will celebrate a milestone in September: twenty-five years as the nation's first...
It’s well established that some charter schools do far better than others at educating their students. This variability has...
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal School Improvement Grants program is gone, but the goal of school improvement...
It’s one thing to behave badly. It’s another thing to take an official vote in support of behaving badly. But, lo and behold,...
Editor's note: This is the second essay of a three-part series that examines the major challenges facing education reformers. The...
No Child Left Behind meant well, but it had a pernicious flaw: It created strong incentives for schools to focus all their energy...
Although it’s been almost seven years since many states took the important step of elevating their academic standards by adopting...
As I travel the country, working with educators and policymakers on improving services for gifted students, I’m usually struck by...
Linda Darling-Hammond, smart as she is, doubtless has many fresh thoughts and insights. In her new book series on “empowered...
Alex Medler
A recent Fordham Institute study, Three Signs That a Proposed Charter School Is at Risk of Failing , compared the details of...
Editor's note: This is the first essay of a three-part series that examines the major challenges facing education reformers. The...
As more and more elite independent schools price themselves out of the upper-middle class parent market, as more of their...
There’s a lot that’s appealing about personalized learning, properly construed. Rather than march a classroom of students through...
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have already submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education to meet their...
My first job out of college was in a construction company. I was hired as the office manager, receptionist, typist, and gofer...
Every day I learn about another charter school that has found a way to help low-income, often minority, students graduate from...
William J. Bennett
Students of history know that governments rarely give up power without a fight. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, those who have been...
Courtney McKinney
When I moved from California to Texas at age four, I was reading full books and writing at a first-grade level. After being iced...
Dear Rick, Congratulations on your new book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer. It’s fantastic, and should be read widely by...
"School choice” is one of those word combinations that lead people to think in sweeping generalities that align with their own...
Twenty-five years into charter schooling, there’s no shortage of horse-race research on whether charters or district schools are...
Joe Nathan, Ph.D.
While well intentioned, Fordham’s new report, Three Signs that a Proposed Charter School is at Risk of Failing , risks being a...
School segregation has been in the news a lot lately, with journalists examining the policy decisions that cause it, and the...
Those who follow federal education policy or work on education at the state level are well aware of a few big changes wrought by...
Slowly, slowly, a small but persuasive body of work is emerging which raises curriculum to an object of pressing concern for...
By next week, sixteen states and the District of Columbia will have submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education to meet...
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It turns out this adage applies not just to global politics, but...
Kevin Hesla
Renewed concerns over student privacy have led to an increasing amount of test score data being masked or suppressed across a...
Richard J. Wenning and Damian W. Betebenner
David Griffith recently praised Colorado’s ESSA plan and how it addresses growth. While doing so, he discourages states from...
Rekha Balu and Barbara Condliffe
As school choice expands in different states and districts, it appears in several different forms: (1) open enrollment policies...