Confusion abounds as the U.S. Department of Education continues to send mixed signals to states regarding their obligations under...
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...
The era of hyperactive education policymaking is about to come to an end. That might be hard to believe, given this summer’s high...
By Ed Jones
David Brooks's recent essay, “ How We Are Ruining America ,” has touched a nerve with a lot of people, Robert Pondiscio among...
Although it’s been almost seven years since many states took the important step of elevating their academic standards by adopting...
No Child Left Behind meant well, but it had a pernicious flaw: It created strong incentives for schools to focus all their energy...
Butch Trusty
Many education and philanthropic leaders in America’s cities understand the interdependencies between schools, talent, policy,...
By Max Eden
Last week, Senator Lamar Alexander fired a shot across the bow of the U.S. Department of Education, suggesting that acting...
Alex Medler
Focusing on specific challenges would improve today’s polarized fight over charter school oversight, in which name calling too...
We are ruining America, notes dour New York Times columnist David Brooks, suddenly and considerably alarmed by a standard feature...
Austin Estes and Kate Kreamer
In the last few weeks, the first-round submissions of states’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans have gotten a lot of...
Michael R. Ford
In 1991, Milwaukee began a bold experiment in market-based education reform. Twenty-seven years later, the city’s education...
Nelson Smith
Hold my beer. Now, I’m all for vigorous debates about education policy, but when they start calling me and my friends the “new...
Advocates of school choice breathed a sigh of relief last month when a pair of new studies showed that voucher programs in...
Jeff Danielian
As often happens when I find myself working outside on my deck, in the dry warm heat of the summer, with thunderous fireworks...
By Ryan Reyna
Once upon a time there was a new Secretary of Education who was charged with providing states flexibility to meet their education...
With a choice-friendly President and Secretary of Education now in office, private school choice programs have been cast into the...
Boredom. We’ve all experienced it many times. Though we tend to think of it as unpleasant but endurable and harmless tedium, some...
What does it take to engage all students? How feasible is it for a teacher to have a classroom full of diverse students all...
The longtime Democratic lawmaker John Vasconcellos is resting in peace since his death in 2014, but the educational disaster he...
Max Eden
At the National Charter Schools Conference, Betsy DeVos, channelling Rick Hess, warned advocates against becoming “the man…just...
Rekha Balu and Barbara Condliffe
With the expansion of school choice systems, policymakers and researchers are increasingly focused on making the school choice...
Lisa Graham Keegan
In my home state of Arizona, our students have benefitted from an emphasis on different aspects of choice and accountability at...
Alli Aldis
I despised history, until I took AP U.S. History. From my elementary and middle school years, there remains a paper trail of get-...
Thomas W. Carroll
As the Senate continues to attempt a fix of Obamacare, debate continues on the contours of a sweeping federal tax reform to be...
The national press jumped all over the news last week that the Office for Civil Rights in the Trump Department of Education will...