A robust communications channel for gifted education has taken flight. Designed to illuminate conversations on gifted and...
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...
The Fordham Institute’s new report, High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA , examines whether...
A new analysis from the Manhattan Institute’s Scott Winship shows that, measured correctly, the U.S. child poverty rate declined...
Capped by recent reports that Superintendent Dallas Dance wants to drop the "gifted and talented" label altogether, Baltimore...
Jennifer Bay-Williams
The Fordham Institute’s recent study, Common Core Math in the K-8 Classroom: Results from a National Teacher Survey , took a...
Sally Krisel
The games of the thirty-first Olympiad are over. Maybe now I will be able to catch up on my sleep! For two weeks I stayed up way...
Dear Mark and Priscilla, Apologies for again interrupting your summer peace, but my respected friend Marc Tucker—in his open...
Marc Tucker
Dear Mark and Priscilla: In a recent open letter , the Fordham Institute's Checker Finn warns you against trying to reform our...
Michael B. Horn
In Enrollment and Achievement in Ohio’s Virtual Charter Schools , the Fordham Institute takes a robust, nuanced look at Ohio’s...
Dear Mark and Priscilla, Please allow an aging education reformer to offer some unsolicited advice regarding the work of the new...
The surprising best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has become something of a cause célèbre on...
Don Hirsch has done it again. Never mind that he’s eighty-eight. Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed...
Felicia A. Dixon
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. — Bill Gates How do you define success? Is it...
Michael Podgursky
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a D.C. think tank aligned with teacher unions, has released yet another in a series of...
Michael W. Kirst
I am glad that Finn agrees with my views on the limitations of a single number to report school status. Parents are used to...
No, I’m not referring to the Golden State’s rich palette of ethnic and other minority (and majority) groups, nor to its desire...
While everyone is fixated on the Rio Olympics and the impressive start that U.S. athletes have made there, it’s worth a brief...
June Ahn, Ph.D.
I had the great pleasure of working with Dara Zeehandelaar and the staff at the Fordham Institute on our recent report,...
Keri Guilbault
Editor's note: This blog was first published as a letter to the editor in the Washington Post on August 7, 2016. A profound...
Jill Stein is the Green Party’s presumptive nominee for president in the 2016 election. She and Ajamu Baraka will face off in...
Catherine Worth
During my tenure as a teacher, I would inevitably listen to at least one of my colleagues explain their decision to leave the...
Gisèle Huff
After almost eighteen years in the field of education, I have become convinced of the need to transform the way our children...
A major development of recent years has been the explosive growth of online learning in K–12 education. Sometimes it takes the...
Editor's note: This post reproduces a letter sent to Secretary of Education John King on July 29. Dear Mr. Secretary: I am...
M. René Islas
Earlier this year, in his final State of the Union address, President Barak Obama asked, “How do we give everyone a fair shot at...
It used to be that when people talked about urban school success stories, Catholic schools were at the center of the discussion...