Roy Ghosh
I wanted to be the Selena Gomez of Science. The Justin Bieber of biology. The Emma Watson of…well, you understand. I wanted...
Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies...
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child...
Marc Tucker
In last week’s blog , I pointed out that, when the first PISA results were released in 2001, students in Germany and the United...
It’s the chicken-or-the-egg question at the heart of the education-reform wars: Can education help young people overcome poverty...
Among high school students who consider dropping out, half cite lack of engagement with the school as a primary reason, and 42...
It’s well established that some charter schools do far better than others at educating their students. This variability has...
When conservatives hark back to a golden age, they understandably think of the 1980s and the economic growth and Cold War victory...
Leveraging the power of parent engagement is one of the under-appreciated ways in which Eva Moskowitz and her New York City-based...
In part 1 of this two-part essay, I argued that if we want to empower our scholars to truly be on the path to college completion...
Patricia Levesque
Personalized learning presents a vital opportunity to provide rigorous, high-quality instruction while addressing students’...
We’ve always known about the giant schism on the Left when it comes to school choice, but we are now seeing a divide emerge on...
Nat Malkus
Last week, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal...
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in a slightly different form in The 74 . Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just...
Public school enrollments in the U.S. rose from 41 million in 1990 to almost 51 million today. That’s a nearly 25 percent...
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from “ Is School Choice Enough? ,” the lead article in the fall issue of National Affairs . As...
(Trigger warning: This essay contains a bleeped, profanity-laced rant that may cause you to question your most deeply held...
According to the most recent data published by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, 27 percent of...
Terry Ryan
Competition or cooperation? The district-charter school debate has swung back and forth between these alternative strategies...
We’ve known for a while—thanks to the National Assessment and other measures—that American primary-secondary students aren’t...
Teenagers declaring “I’m bored” is as timeless as a John Hughes film, but may mask a serious problem: Among high school students...
As I document in Fordham’s newest study, Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools , data from the Office for...
Robin Lake
For those in the charter movement who have viewed chartering as a systemic reform strategy (not just an escape hatch for some...
In an essay in the new issue of The Atlantic , titled “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake,” Erika...
Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies...
Eric Kalenze
In a time when education’s practitioners, scholars, and reformers seem to be finding less and less common ground, the issue of...
Yesterday, Maryland governor Larry Hogan notified the State Board of Education (on which I serve*) and Education Secretary Betsy...
Tim Marzullo
I remember a meeting when Backyard Brains was just beginning in early 2009, when we were receiving guidance from the Center for...
Andrew Broy
Last week, major education policy news came from an unlikely source—Illinois—as Governor Bruce Rauner signed significant school...