When Trump named Betsy DeVos—a market-loving school reformer from Michigan—as his pick for Secretary of Education a few weeks...
Countless studies have demonstrated that teacher quality is the most important school-based determinant of student learning, and...
Over the past quarter-century, charter schools have gone from an upstart education experiment to a prominent, promising, and...
Andy Smarick
Editor’s note: On Wednesday, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Hoover Institution are hosting a timely event, “ A New...
Joanne Weiss
Editor’s note: On Wednesday, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Hoover Institution are hosting a timely event, “ A New...
Eleven weeks ago, in High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA , the Fordham Institute reported...
No Child Left Behind meant well, but it had a pernicious flaw: It created strong incentives for schools to focus all their energy...
The one-week delay in Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing gives all of us extra time to speculate about her position on this or...
Where’s the Latino leadership when it comes to education reform? Latinos themselves support education reform at higher levels...
I believe in giving people chances, whether they are my three crazy boys, my wonderful but imperfect husband, my troubled former...
By Charles Sahm
One of the odd features of education policy is that while a plethora of research exists on the effects of systemic reforms (e.g...
Last month, I explained why 2016 was “ The Year We Came Apart ”—both the nation, and the education reform movement. Now,...
Dual enrollment is on a roll. Enabling high school students to take college courses for college credit while still enrolled in...
In education reform’s post-election landscape, long-dormant fault lines have slipped, opening huge chasms of belief as former...
It’s become a cliché to say “good riddance to 2016,” what with its nasty presidential campaign, tragic world events, and general...
The two most important changes in American education policy over the past several decades have been the expansion of school...
2016 has been, in many ways, one for the history books. From Michael Phelps’ final Olympic tear to Donald Trump’s improbable...
Victoria McDougald, David Griffith, Kaitlin Pennington, and Sara Mead
Teacher evaluation was one of President Obama’s signature policies, and a controversial element of education reform during his...
Jeremy Noonan
In 2015, my school district in Douglas County, Georgia, received two accolades for its Advanced Placement program. The first was...
In the heart of the South Bronx, the neighborhoods served by the Boys Prep and Girls Prep public charter schools I lead, roam two...
Editor’s note: Earlier today, the Center for American Progress, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and the Fordham Institute...
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else...
Insofar as Donald Trump paid any attention to primary-secondary education during his campaign, he mostly touted school choice and...
By Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D.
If you have any friends concerned with gifted education—or educational excellence in general—you saw them doing cartwheels last...
What do Jonathan Swift’s essay A Modest Proposal and the NAACP’s charter school moratorium resolution have in common? Far more...
Daniel L. Quisenberry
The announcement that Betsy DeVos would be the President-elect’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education has touched off more...
Ever since our president-elect nominated school choice champion Betsy DeVos to be education secretary, there’s been a vigorous...
My respect and appreciation for the Foundation for Excellence in Education is almost boundless, particularly for founder/chairman...
Neyda Mendez
After spending my elementary and middle school years in public schools, I stumbled upon a private school called Don Bosco Cristo...
No one could pin down what Donald Trump thought about education during this year’s campaign. That’s all changed with the...