By next week, sixteen states and the District of Columbia will have submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education to meet...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
Some charter schools do far better than others at educating their students, a reality that has profound implications for charter-...
Tenure arrived in K–12 education as a trickle-down from higher ed. Will the demise of tenure follow a similar sequence? Let us...
Back in November, I praised the Obama Administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act accountability regulations for permitting...
Michael J. Petrilli, Alicia Menendez, and Darren Walker
Editor's note: The following video features a panel at the America's Promise Alliance's Summit for America's Future , held on...
Today’s conventional wisdom says that kids are too stressed out by the burdens we parents are placing on them, and we need to...
“ My proposition is that illegitimacy is the single most important social problem of our time—more important than crime, drugs,...
Nine states and the District of Columbia have submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education to meet their obligations under...
University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax has a provocative lead essay in the latest issue of National Affairs that...
Lyall Swim
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series that will outline some foundational principles for successful adoption of...
When (and how) should gifted education teachers apply general teaching principles vs. specialized instruction in their gifted...
M. René Islas and Marc Webb
In school systems across our nation, high achievers are often invisible. The movie Gifted peers into the complicated process of...
The New York State Board of Regents this week refused to approve early renewals recommended by their authorizer for ten Success...
“Structural” education reformers—the kind who worry about school governance, choice, standards, accountability, ESSA, universal...
Kevin Teasley
American high schools don't seem to be working in the real world. As a dad, I'm part of the problem. I remember what it was like...
Of the many school-based factors that impact student learning, evidence is clear that teacher quality matters most. Countless...
I don’t know Nikole Hannah-Jones, but I know her writing and I like it a great deal. Not just the topical nature of it all but...
To celebrate April Fools' Day over the weekend, we compiled a half-dozen of Fordham's funniest videos. Spanning seven years,...
For months now, the buzz inside the beltway swamp has been that President Trump intends to propose a huge tax-credit scholarship...
Last year as he was preparing to open a new middle school in Rhode Island, Osvaldo Jose Martí worked as an administrator, first...
So far, watching state ESSA plans roll in has been a bit like rooting for the Washington Redskins (or, if you prefer, the...
School funding policies continue to be a subject of intense debate across the nation. Places as diverse as Alabama , Connecticut...