In New Orleans, school reform leaders have rejected the argument that charters should be permitted to set their own, narrower standards of what it means to be public schools. Continue reading
The opposition the Common Core is about adult issues, not what’s best for students, especially disadvantaged students, who traditionally haven’t been taught anything resembling the Common Core in public education. Continue reading
A network of community colleges and universities is rethinking remedial math, and achieving impressive early results Continue reading
A decade after the signing of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, we’re still a long way from providing all students with a rigorous education. Continue reading
The infrastructure constructed over the past three decades to promote a national vision of excellence and equity in public education is in danger of being swept away.
The Romney campaign is putting vouchers at the center of its new education plan, but there’s not a lot to recommend vouchers as a large-scale reform strategy.
A new generation of social entrepreneurs is moving into public education–and the Obama administration is cheering. Continue reading
Originally appeared in The Washington Post. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says paying public school teachers based on their performance is his “highest priority,” and he plans to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars to states and school systems that … Continue reading