Editor’s note: Last week, at the University of Southern California, the annual Education Writers Association conference kicked...
2016–17 was one of the slowest-growth years for charter schools in recent memory. Nobody knows exactly why, but one hypothesis is...
Schools have long failed to cultivate the innate talents of many of their young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys...
Paul Herdman
In the last decade, Delaware’s once very stable economy felt some seismic shifts. The General Motors and Chrysler plants closed,...
Alex Hernandez
Some of us were in the mode, ‘Fix it, fix it! Fix it tomorrow!’ You know when you feel nauseated and you just want it to stop...
I know nobody who denies that high school education in America sorely needs an overhaul. Achievement scores are flat—whether one...
Alex Hernandez
I remember this day as one of the worst days of my life. I remember opening the newspaper, looking at the internet and being like...
Turning around low-performing schools is hard. Most strategies financed by federal dollars have long shown disappointing results...
Dale Chu
With the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 just days away, it felt right to explore another race that featured rip-roaring...
Susan Pendergrass
Can we call a place a desert if we refuse to let water in? The Fordham Institute recently released an interesting look at which...
Dale Chu
I’ll admit it: When the NAEP results landed last month, I had to fight off the urge to issue a statement . In hindsight, it was...
Eva Moskowitz
When my eldest son Culver was in elementary school, he was an avid reader, but I couldn’t get him to touch anything but science...
A new teacher’s pension is supposed to be a perk. The truth is that for the majority of the nation’s new teachers, what they can...
One important question about school discipline is whether it helps or harms those being disciplined. But a second, equally...
For weeks now, I’ve been debating Patrick Wolf, Michael McShane, and Collin Hitt about the relationship between short-term test...
Travis Pillow
Florida is one of the leading states in the nation for public school choice. Its charter schools are widespread, often serving...