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...
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...
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...
Over the past quarter-century, charter schools have gone from an upstart education experiment to a prominent, promising, and...
Tens of thousands of individuals across the United States volunteer their time, energy, and expertise as members of charter...
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...
No group was more appalled by Donald Trump’s daily bullying of opponents and critics than Democrats. While scads of Independents...
This week, the U.S. Department of Education released the final version of regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act...
Back in September, with the presidential election and Freddie Gray’s death as backdrops, my sister organization MarylandCAN...
A year ago I made an informal study of the mission statements of the one hundred largest school systems in the United States. I...
Editor’s note: This article concludes our series The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom ,...
Editor’s note: This article is part of the series The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom ,...
Reading the tea leaves of presidential appointments is always a fun spectator sport in the swamp that is Washington, DC, but more...
On Wednesday, November 23, President-elect Donald Trump named Betsy DeVos as his pick for U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos is a...
By the time I was running down Forty-Sixth Street to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City this past Friday night, I’d...
As of Thanksgiving 2016, nobody can forecast what the Trump administration will do—or even try to do—in K–12 education...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of...
I have a crush on “Hamilton.” I've described the play as a miracle of civic education, a gratifying hand-off of America's...
Russell Warne
Smart. Bright. Intelligent. These are the sort of words that people often use to describe gifted children. Although there are...
Jeremy Noonan
In October, President Obama announced that the national high school graduation rate had reached an all-time high in 2015 . Yet...
I voted for Hillary Clinton. I wasn’t excited about it as so many other women, young and old, were. And the #ImWithHer movement...
Today, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is pleased to formally announce that we’re adding four new senior fellows to our team:...
In “ Lost opportunity for charter schools ,” Robert Pondiscio says education reformers should blame themselves for the failure of...