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Understanding the Common Core State Standards
The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School officers recently released draft K-12 Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. These standards could represent an important step forward for Americ
The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
This bold book provides a wake-up call?and explicit challenge?to black leaders and communities nationwide. It traces the history of the achievement gap, examines popular explanations for it, and offers strong suggestions for closing it. This, the authors
What's holding back America's science performance?
Experts from a variety of perspectives will discuss the root of America's tepid achievement in science and Fordham's forthcoming State of State Science Standards report.
Embracing the Common Core: Helping Students Thrive
Join us February 15 for an important conversation about Ohio’s adoption and implementation of the Common Core Academic Standards!
School Choice Now: The Results of 2011, the Promise of 2012
Join us for lunch and an information session on the breakthrough year of school choice and what 2012 will bring in education reform. With seven new programs and 10 expanded programs, learn about the new data on student enrollment, program spending, and more! Hear how school choice has changed the lives of families and be the first to see the Alliance for School Choice 2011-12 School Choice Year Book.
Digital Learning: The future of schooling?
A national conversation about the role of teachers, accountability, governance,and school spending in the digital era
The Turnaround Merry-go-round: Is the music stopping?
Fordham's Andy Smarick, the Education Department's Carmel Martin, and former Chicago schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard debate the successes and failings of turnaround efforts
State of Education, State Policy Report Card 2013
Ulrich Boser (Center for American Progress), Frederick M. Hess (AEI), Eric Lerum (StudentsFirst), Tom Luna (State Superintendent in Idaho), and Eric Smith (Chiefs for Change), with Fordham's Mike Petrilli moderating, will come together to discuss the future of ed reform and to launch StudentsFirst's 2013 State of Education report card.
StudentsFirst will launch its fifty-state and D.C. policy report card
50-State & DC Policy Report Card on January 9th, from 10 - 11:30am,
with the American Enterprise Institute at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C.
School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring?
Many proponents of private school choice take for granted that schools won’t participate if government asks too much of them, especially if it demands that they be publicly accountable for student achievement. Were such school refusals to be widespread, the programs themselves could not serve...
Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership
Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and America Achieves on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. EST.