Education is too often static in the midst of a world in flux. Our modern economies are always transforming themselves as they grow... the human capital needs of this type of economy are changing almost as quickly, without the education system keeping up.
Research and evidence from established programs continually prove that investing in children ages 0 to 5, is an investment in society that pays high dividends.
The continuing debate over the future of cities between Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida--both considered scholars on the subject of urban renewal--is ...
In our current state of stasis, could you imagine an Interstate highway system being built? Could you imagine a space program, or a power grid, or anything that required bold vision, clarity, determination?
At a time when little legislative action is taking place, Opportunity Nation is pleased to see progress on our Shared Planed in the version of the bill passed by the Senate, including several objectives in the Improving Secondary Schools Program.
America, it's time to solve the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) crisis. Great scientists -- innovators like Edison, Einstein, and Rachel Carson -- think outside of the box.
While school system governance, school choice and school closings have dominated recent discussions about school reform, the beginning of summer break is a perfect time to highlight the impact summer learning loss has on efforts to close achievement gaps.
The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.
Teachers who object to being judged on the basis of their students' test scores are labeled as weak or unwilling to be held accountable. Their assertions that test-based evaluations are inaccurate and unreliable are countered with suggestions that there is no better alternative.
Question: When was the last time you stopped and thought about how much you learn in a day? The old adage is, "You learn something new every day." I'd argue that we learn a few new things every day -- be it socially, academically, or even internally.
While more students generally attend racially and economically diverse schools, it is no secret that our schools are anything but unitary.
Strictness in school literature requirements and lack of breadth and in permitted genres to choose from for said requirement is one of the biggest problems with education in America.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) underwrote a Radical Summit on Innovation in Washington D.C. last week to learn a little more how educators see ...
When was the last time you heard someone use that old aphorism, "The perfect is the enemy of the good"? On its face, this sounds like sage advice. At the same time, I think there is a danger in this approach.
Seizing the most important opportunity our nation faces -- transforming education to provide all students with a high-quality education -- requires teamwork from people with diverse expertise.
The 83rd Texas Legislature is done with education. That's not to say our lawmakers are done; they're currently in the midst of a Special Session, call...