As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.
What if a coach's potential athletic incentives were tied to the team's APR or graduation rate benchmarks?
We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.
Drama and noise are a good thing and I do not mind being called a road bump especially if we can stop destructive educational policies that enrich publishers while masquerading as reform.
You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.
They can purchase publicity. They can offer talking points. But they cannot back their diehard delivery with evidence that the Common Core does anything other than divest American public education of its democratically-protected autonomy.
What a sobering realization to think that presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has no qualms about pushing America down this despairing path. Common Core and all of its reform tentacles need to die.
By Anashay Wright This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. I grew up here in Atlanta, where I graduated from Cedar Grove High School...
As the K-12 landscape continues to evolve to meet the needs of a growingly diverse group of learners, educators must be ready to adjust and help students reach their full potentials, starting with the basic right of an earned high school diploma.
Big, emotional battles over policies like the Common Core can dominate the conversation. They flare up, for a time, then burn out, replaced by the next big, emotional policy battle. We say, don't think so much about the headlines. Do your homework.
Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 28, 2014. Kiran Ahuja facilitates an armchair dialogue wi...
When I take the court tonight for the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, the number I'll wear -- 80 -- is rarely seen on a basketball jersey, but represents a record in education. That number -- 80 percent -- is the newly announced high school graduation rate, the highest in American history.
Using tablet computers to measure a 4-year-old's social and emotional development -- and then applying those scientifically untested results to a teacher's job security -- is an invitation to corrupt the entire public school experience.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Bloomberg Radio's Jane Williams last week to talk about the state of education in this country.
A two-year bump in NAEP scores in Tennessee has prompted vocal assertions of their implications from leaders at the state and even the federal level. A few of these assertions are reasonable, many are exaggerated, and some are downright false.
American teachers, students and parents don't need any more condescending invocations of nationalist fear, or juvenile appeals to competitiveness for grades. Teaching and learning are not about competition. They're about child-rearing.