When school started two years ago, DeVanya a high-performing student from the Bronx, was there with her bright purple sneakers and shiny new binders e...
In promoting this transformation, we must be clear about what data are and are not. Data are not the end of the conversation, or even a teachers' primary tool.
Real improvement can only come when we address the big picture: It's not only a matter of improving teacher training, but also of attracting more innovation into the sector, through the engagement of new players and new providers.
What began as part-time teaching to meet a temporary need or plug a gap in the curriculum has evolved into systemic institutional injustice. The extent of the exploitation of adjuncts is inconsistent with both academic and American values.
Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain bu...
These are exciting times for people who care about preschool, for people who care about evidence, and especially for people who care about both. Pre...
America's teacher unions are embracing a strategy that could diminish their profession and, over time, undermine education.
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.
If our policymakers haven't learned NCLB's lessons, the good news is that tens of thousands of parents, teachers, students and community activists have. They're rising up around the nation to say enough is enough.
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.
I want you to see what I see -- a widely shared commitment to providing students the kind of high-quality education that every day becomes more requisite for individual success, for states' economic health, and for our country's global competitiveness.
In the early 1800s, Prussia created a top-down model of education to educate the masses with an emphasis on quantity not quality. This same model was ...
You might think that as an advocate for struggling learners, I would oppose these new tough standards, but I am a supporter. Why?
The French approach to education demonstrates a solid commitment to investing in youth human capital, and there is much that the United States can learn from the French example.
Based off of the wealth of existing information, government could run pilot programs until they know what works best. Those programs can be rolled out in the areas that correspond with the prevalent risk factors. It will not be an easy process but it is the right thing to do.
When teachers sit down to complete their federal taxes this year, they will see one big change: the $250 classroom supply deduction. The failure to extend this tax break for teachers has gone largely unnoticed. It should be a source of outrage.