Kate Walsh
The fall conference season is well behind us, but a bad taste in my mouth lingers. I’m struggling with the seismic shift in tone...
One important question about school discipline is whether it helps or harms those being disciplined. But a second, equally...
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states more authority over their accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind, but...
Title I, ESSA, parent engagement. Or just “blah blah blah.” At least that’s what most parents hear when those words get thrown...
Max Eden
Is disparate impact analysis an appropriate tool for the federal government to use to investigate school discipline practices? As...
Among high school students who consider dropping out, half cite lack of engagement with the school as a primary reason, and 42...
Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies...
Jay P. Greene
In education reform, like other policy areas, analysts are busy trying to identify how to channel people’s behavior in directions...
Marc Tucker
It is not often that I describe a book I have read as a treasure, but David Driscoll’s Commitment and Common Sense: Leading...
First, a thirty-minute student led parent-teacher conference with one child’s homeroom teacher. Then, six five-minute conferences...
You don’t have to look far to find cogent rebuttals to a recent Associated Press story on charter schools and segregation. That...
Charles Sahm
With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña stepping down and the de Blasio administration reportedly conducting a...
Stacey Childress
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for...
Kate Kreamer and Ryan Reyna
The movement to expand career readiness is growing across the country. After reviewing all fifty-one state Every Student Succeeds...
Advertisements for investment funds always say that past performance is no guarantee of future results; in the case of my...
In an important and mostly depressing New Year’s Day column in The Washington Post, veteran education journalist Jay Mathews...
Regular readers know that I’m somewhat obsessed with the topic of screen time . Maybe it was my Catholic upbringing, or the years...
‘Tis a time of celebration, reflection, gift-giving, and—swiftly thereafter—planning and resolving for the year to come. Let’s...
Earlier this month, Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success released a report assessing states’...
The past year has been frantic and fraught, and that was no less true for education. Politically charged debates raged over...
With reading and math scores that top the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a majority of the workforce holding...
In 1970, the celebrated economist Albert O. Hirschman published Exit, Voice, and Loyalty . A few years ago, the Hoover...
In a recent blog post , University of Virginia cognitive scientist Dan Willingham posits three possible types of personalization...
Alicia Cotabish
Science is just cool. Plain and simple. You can find science at play in all our surroundings. Whether one recognizes it or not,...
One of the things that makes the topic of discipline disparities so difficult is that it’s hard to untangle students’ behavior...
Over the past thirty years, the school discipline pendulum has swung wildly from one extreme to the other, as policymakers have...
Last week, an NPR affiliate threw super-cooled water on D.C.’s Ballou High School’s so-called success in graduating 64 percent of...
Maryann Woods-Murphy
I am a gifted and talented specialist for a school district in New Jersey. It is my job to make sure that students receive the...
The August release of the latest Education Next poll set the education-reform field ablaze, for it showed a sizable and worrying...