Boredom. We’ve all experienced it many times. Though we tend to think of it as unpleasant but endurable and harmless tedium, some...
Among high school students who consider dropping out, half cite lack of engagement with the school as a primary reason, and 42...
Interdistrict open enrollment allows students to attend public schools outside their district of residence. It is among the...
Rekha Balu and Barbara Condliffe
With the expansion of school choice systems, policymakers and researchers are increasingly focused on making the school choice...
Lisa Graham Keegan
In my home state of Arizona, our students have benefitted from an emphasis on different aspects of choice and accountability at...
It’s well established that some charter schools do far better than others at educating their students. This variability has...
Although it’s been almost seven years since many states took the important step of elevating their academic standards by adopting...
Alli Aldis
I despised history, until I took AP U.S. History. From my elementary and middle school years, there remains a paper trail of get-...
Thomas W. Carroll
As the Senate continues to attempt a fix of Obamacare, debate continues on the contours of a sweeping federal tax reform to be...
The national press jumped all over the news last week that the Office for Civil Rights in the Trump Department of Education will...
Some smart education reformers just made two thirds of a very dumb mistake. In Charting a New Course: The Case for Freedom,...
By Charles Barone
Those not familiar with the history of the social esteem fad of the 1980’s should read Checker Finn’s brief and appropriately...
Timothy Shanahan
Teacher question: E.D. Hirsch makes a compelling argument for the systematic teaching of essential knowledge in elementary school...
Just when they were starting to hit their stride , the new team at the Department of Education made a big unforced error this...
One of the greatest and longest-lasting education accomplishments of the George W. Bush Administration, in which I was honored to...
Eva Moskowitz is on a nice little roll. On Friday, the State Supreme Court handed her network of Success Academy charter schools...
Matthew Ladner
The Fordham Institute has released an important new study on open enrollment in Ohio. Figure 1’s dark blue areas show districts...
Jeremy Noonan
U.S. News & World Report ’s annual Best High Schools Rankings are a source of great pride to some schools, and great...
Tough problems rarely have quick fixes. The racial achievement gap, which has plagued our nation for as long as achievement has...
Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Caprice Young will be inducted into the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Charter School...
Lyall Swim
Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series that outlines some foundational principles for successful adoption of...
In a recent Los Angeles Times editorial , Stand for Children’s Jonah Edelman and the American Federation of Teachers’ Randi...
The year was 1969. Imagine the audacity and irony of an immigrant, one whose family had fled to America in 1923 to escape a...
At a House budget hearing two weeks ago, Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) pushed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to...
With President Trump and Secretary DeVos advocating for a federal school voucher initiative , private school choice is having its...
The education reform movement is a big tent, which is particularly true when it comes to the idea of holding schools accountable...
Stephen Noonoo
Today’s colleges of education generally do a good job prepping new teachers for the traditional classroom. For teaching students...
By Corey A. DeAngelis
The Colorado Legislature recently passed a bill that would allow charter schools access to the same local funding that...
Matthew Di Carlo
Despite the recent repeal of federal guidelines for states’ compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are...