The controversy brewing over Obama-era school discipline policy has all the makings of a polarizing debate. For progressives, it...
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states more authority over their accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind, but...
Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies...
Simon Whitehead
Editor’s note: This is a lightly edited version of prepared remarks that Mr. Whitehead delivered to senior U.S. Department of...
A growing chorus of voices is calling for the rescission of Obama-era guidance addressing discipline disparities by race and...
Among high school students who consider dropping out, half cite lack of engagement with the school as a primary reason, and 42...
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal School Improvement Grants program is gone, but the goal of school improvement...
I write from a place of privilege today. I have never once worried about the safety of my three children at school. The victim of...
Max Eden
Abel Cedeno, a bisexual eighteen-year-old high school student, sits at Rikers Island charged with manslaughter. Cedeno claims he...
Advocates for gifted and talented education will always face an uphill struggle. Garnering support for policies that, by...
“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.” —Werner...
When Congress enacted the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), shifting much education decision-making back to the states, many...
Nat Malkus and Preston Cooper
School choice has long been the centerpiece of President Trump’s education policy platform. On the campaign trail, Trump promised...
Peter Murphy
The House Republican tax reform plan, contained in its proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, includes a provision to expand the...
Education reform advocates nationwide are putting together their wish lists for the state legislative sessions that generally...
For the first time in their lives, my twin daughters are attending separate schools. It was a hard decision made after a lot of...
By Will Flanders and Natalie Goodnow
Last week, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty—where I am the research director—issued a report on the changes in the...
Patrick Riccards
To kick off the month, the Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrilli boldly proclaimed that “ the year since the 2016 election has...
Noel Jett
So, you’re considering radical acceleration. You’re running out of education options, and you miss the feeling of actually being...
It feels more than a little tone-deaf to say this right now, given the dumpster fire that is the current state of our national...
By J. Martin Rochester
A recent front-page story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about “teaching social justice” in K–12 classrooms raised interesting,...
In an era when Americans are chronically dissatisfied with their country’s schools (if not necessarily with the ones their own...
It’s understandable that my friend Rick Hess would tell the Washington Post that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s approach...
When Bill Gates speaks about priorities, people listen. When he omits speaking about what should be priorities, people listen...
Janus, the two-faced Roman god from which the month of January draws its name, is associated with gates, transitions, and duality...
Remember how the Wizard of Oz, once the curtain was drawn back, turned out to be an insignificant little blowhard? What if “...
My daughter had two great privileges growing up: she attended a pair of first-rate private schools; and she played youth sports...
One founding premise of the charter school initiative was that these new schools would be laboratories of innovation. Cutting red...
By Jason Gaulden
We have entered the Age of Agility , an exciting, unsettling time in our nation’s history. Going forward, workers and businesses...