Eric Kalenze
In a time when education’s practitioners, scholars, and reformers seem to be finding less and less common ground, the issue of...
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...
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...
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...
Andrew Broy
Last week, major education policy news came from an unlikely source—Illinois—as Governor Bruce Rauner signed significant school...
By Chad Aldeman and Kirsten Schmitz
We're going to have to update a talking point. Those of us working in the pension world have long used the shorthand that “nine...
Daniel T. Willingham
I concluded that many teachers believe learning-styles theory is accurate in about 2003. It was perhaps the second or third time...
The New York Times ran an interminable front-page piece on Sunday raising doubts about the ethics and propriety of teachers who...
In response to widespread fears that too many students would fail to pass the state’s seven high school End Of Course (EOC) tests...
When I endorsed the “Dream Act” fourteen long years ago , I introduced “Alex,” the then-very-young lad whom my wife and I were...
Tina Long, Dennis Tiede, and Ben Lindquist
Over the last twenty-six years, a growing number of entrepreneurial educators have begun reinventing public education by starting...
Tina Long, Dennis Tiede, and Ben Lindquist
Editor's note: This is the second article in a two-part series on school startup lessons. Read part one here . As communities in...
Scott J. Peters
Any educator or parent who has interacted with the field of gifted and talented education has probably come across the “bright vs...
Jeremy Noonan
“ The Big Shortcut ,” a striking eight-part series in Slate, reveals the broad scope of our public education system’s abuses of...
Richard Vineyard
There is a healthy national debate about charter school accountability: What is the appropriate balance between performance-based...
Kevin D. Besnoy
In 2015, two agencies (Mathematica Policy Institute and the Center for Research on Education Outcomes) published separate...
Peter Greene, the author of the aptly named “Curmudgucation” blog, had a post the other day lambasting a classroom management...
Last month, The Economist ran a terrific combination feature and editorial on educational technology and how, properly deployed,...
Terry Ryan
My Polish-born wife (whose father was used as forced labor by the Nazis) and I watched in horror. We saw American neo-Nazi’s and...
Andrew Lewis
Across our nation, hundreds of thousands of children are attending a public charter school that provides full time virtual...
Accountability for schools of choice is a topic forever in the news—and in dispute. The latest combatant is none other than...
The big news out of this year’s Education Next poll is the sharp decline in support for charter schools, even among Republicans,...
Ashley Berner
The possibility of a new federal tax credit for private-school choice has highlighted the lack of legal protections for LGBT...
M. René Islas
As the ink dries on the recently enacted gifted education law, Public Law 17–82 , Connecticut has the opportunity to lead the...
My memory is a little hazy, but I’m pretty sure the first time I heard the term “Nazi” was when I was nine or ten and watching...
Kate Walsh
If you're anything like me, you can't help but grow really discouraged at what seems like a lack of progress toward improving...