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Educational Policy

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Kyle Redford | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Kyle Redford

Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.

Marking 50 Years of Data Collection on College Freshmen

Kevin Eagan | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

In 1960, while working at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), Dr. Alexander Astin understood the importance of accounting for student inputs.

Malala Yousafzai & Classroom Attendance

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.13.2014 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Will students as individuals and we as a country have to be threatened with our education being taken from us to understand the value of learning for the sake of learning?

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

A Creativity-Focused Agenda for Early Childhood Education Policymaking

Michael Nobleza | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

Addressing the shortcomings of the K-12 education system requires that we devote a lot more attention and resources to early childhood education. We must have the foresight to lay a solid foundation of lifelong learning skills.

Revolutionary Days

William E. White | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
William E. White

"We the People" create the institutions that serve us. It's easy to forget that we -- individual citizens -- are the ones responsible for our children's education.

U.S. Education Deserves the Same Statistical Sophistication as Baseball and Elections

Martin Carnoy | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Martin Carnoy

We're a nation that's coming to respect statistics. Billy Bean convinced us that better statistics could beat bigger payrolls in sports. Nate Silver helped humble Karl Rove's money machine with better statistics. Maybe it's time to take a more careful look at the international test statistics judging how good our nation's schools are.

Keeping Our Children Silly -- A New Educational Mandate

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

As the head of a school in Manhattan I often speak to anxious parents seeking admission to pre-school. I often begin by asking them what qualities they most admire in others.

Two Subjects Missing in the Curriculum

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Seldom do the words aimlessness or empathy appear in school mission statements. They should.