In May, a new organization called Learning Heroes released a survey with a startling finding: 90 percent of parents believe that...
No Child Left Behind meant well, but it had a pernicious flaw: It created strong incentives for schools to focus all their energy...
This Fordham study, conducted by learning technology researcher June Ahn from NYU, dives into one of the most promising—and...
Shannon Garrison
Editor’s note: This article is part of the series The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom that...
Shannon Garrison
Editor’s note: This article is part of the series The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom that...
Shannon Garrison
Editor’s note: This article is part of the series The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom that...
Three recent experiences have served to remind me how much I miss—and how much the country and the cause of better education were...
As regular readers of this blog know, I’ve been a long-time, energetic, enthusiastic defender of the Common Core standards. That’...
What happens to talented students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds? American education reform has focused on students...
Last October, we lamented New York City’s neglect of high-ability students , particularly in its low-income neighborhoods. Since...
By Jonathan Plucker, Matthew Makel, Karen Rambo-Hernandez, Michael Matthews, and Scott Peters
Nearly all aspects of America’s schools are built upon age-based grade levels and corresponding grade-level expectations:...
In a searing exposé , reminiscent of Upton Sinclair and the heyday of journalistic muckraking, the Houston Chronicle has...
School failure is no longer the United States’ most pressing educational problem—mediocrity is. Both Trump and Clinton could do a...
Editor’s note: This article is part of the series The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom that...
Dr. Sal Mendaglio
Editor’s note: This post is an excerpt from the Summer 2016 issue of Parenting for High Potential . Parents of gifted children...
Joy M. Scott-Carrol, PhD
At one point in my childhood, I was one of the top five children in my elementary school class. At another point, I was an...
Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act opens the door to new approaches, the education policy community is rightfully interested...
Steve V. Coxon
America’s pipeline for STEM talent is happily expanding, but many groups remain severely underrepresented. This leads to huge...
Michael B. Horn
Last week, I offered thoughts on the Fordham Institute’s research paper on e-schools in Ohio, “ Enrollment and Achievement in...
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to use “another indicator of student success or school quality,” in addition to...
It is not reasonable to expect research to resolve all issues or to erase all differences of opinion. We can but supply some...
Jeanne Paynter, Ed.D.
We should all know by now that the “differentiation in the regular classroom” model doesn’t work in practice. The Baltimore...
June 4 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Minnesota's charter school law, the nation's first. In 1990, charter pioneer Ted...
Sally Krisel
Throughout the recent Olympic Games, I reflected on the parallels between elite-level athletics and gifted education, and I...
Jonathan Butcher
Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice . Those debating reforms to American education should remember this memorial to Sir...
Much like the typical American fourth grader, education news tends go on a ten-week vacation each June after a year of...
Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state leaders today have a rare opportunity to set schools on the right...
Two years ago, I matriculated from one of the most liberal, activist college campuses in the country. In the months leading up to...