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EdSel(l)s: Assessing For-Profit Schools

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

For-profit schools have no incentives to consider long term educational or social goals. Obsessed with achievement metrics that might persuade consumers to purchase their product, they often exclude students with cognitive, emotional or behavioral problems.

Welcome To New Orleans: America's Urban Education Laboratory

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Welcome to NOLA, where you'll find plenty of "that je ne sais quoi, that elan, that bon temps" but absolutely pas d'excuses. In other words, it's time for us to button up our lab coats and get busy. We've got an achievement gap to crush.

Humble Beginnings

Bianca Hayes | Posted 07.20.2014 | Teen
Bianca Hayes

The 10-hour school day and remorseless homework assignments paid off. It was not easy, but what kept me going was the fact that I was a part of a team, I was a part of something that was extraordinary.

Opening the Cradle to Prison Pipeline -- The Newest Jim Crow

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.

Joy Resmovits

Biggest U.S. Charter School Chain Aces Major Study | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

As charter schools enter their third decade, the advocates who created them still wonder whether they're living up to their promise. A study released ...

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with financial analysts r...

How Children Succeed

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

What do you think? Do you and/or your children have what it takes to succeed?

Paul Tough: The Obama Administration's Big Missed Opportunity

| Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use i...

Charter Schools and Kudzu

David Morris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
David Morris

What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.

A Deafening Silence

John Merrow | Posted 07.04.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Gun violence is tearing our urban centers apart, and the blood that's most often shed seems to be that of promising young children. Why the deafening silence from our leading campuses?

KIPP Student Recalls Tough Path To Graduation, College

Patch | Sonja Sharp | Posted 08.18.2011 | Education

Every day for four years, Norma DeLeon Zarate would remind her son Francisco this day was coming. "For as long as I can remember, she was saying, 'Yo...

Education Is Not a Consumer Product

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Now, courtesy of Gates and others, we're on the front edge of an analogous privatizing wave that will drown public education. Once it's gone, we'll never get it back.

The Charter School Debate: KIPP And Its Critics Are Both Right

John Thompson | Posted 06.17.2011 | Education
John Thompson

By pretending that KIPP serves our most vulnerable students, society is given an excuse for starving alternative services for our most traumatized kids.

Richard Branson Will Ignite the World

Brandon Deroche | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Richard Branson is a real life Willy Wonka and everyone wants to win his golden ticket to space.

Study: KIPP Charter Schools Pull In More Cash Than Other Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education
Sarah Garland

A new study attempts to prove KIPP provides unfair advantages over traditional public schools, including more advantaged students and more private money at their disposal.

In Education, Basic Demands Are Being Ignored

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

For the last 30 minutes or so, I have been listening to a father talk about his two young children, ages 7 and 10.

Becoming a Nation of School Leaders

Lisa Belzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Belzberg

A 2004 study on school performance couldn't find a single documented case where troubled schools were turned around without the intervention of a powerful leader.

Great Charter Schools 'Aren't Flukes'

TIME | Andrew J. Rotherham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Charter schools are all the rage these days. The public is increasingly smitten with them -- in this year's Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup education poll, 68%...

Not Waiting for Superman

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Murphy

Guggenheim said that we must, "move past self-interest and do what's best for the kids." There are thousands of Americans who do this every year.

Education News: Recess Round-Up

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Sawyers

(Photo by DangApricot) A round-up of this week's education stories brought to you by The Hechinger Report. Education in our nation has at its heart...

Virgin America To Donate Up To $50,000 From Ticket Sales To Education Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Virgin America and Twitter have joined forces to launch a Fly Forward, Give Back airfare sale for charity. For 24 hours, $5 will be donated to educati...

Are We All Part of the Problem?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

There is a growing impatience among journalists with today's self-styled education reformers.

P.S. 1 and Manual: An Ill-Suited Match

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Feelings are still raw in Cole and Whittier over the closing of Manual High School three years ago. It wouldn't take much for people to start complaining that Manual has gotten the shaft. Again.

And Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

The deepening political divide on the Denver school board and elsewhere in the education world is often described as 'reformers' vs. 'non-reformers.' Let's dispose of those meaningless labels.

KIPP Houston High School: U.S. News And World Report's Gold Medal List As 16th In The Nation

Melanie Duppins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Duppins

U.S. News and World Report announced the 100 Gold Medal high schools in the United States. KIPP Houston High School, a college-preparatory school in Houston, Texas, ranked 16th on this list.