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A Good Idea That Will Again Fail

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

American school districts commonly spend less from state and locally generated funds in schools with concentrations of children from low-income families than they do in their other schools. Why?

Reformers and Educators Can Stand With Hillary Clinton

Peter Cunningham | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Kudos to Hillary Clinton. After some anti-charter rhetoric earlier in the campaign she had the guts to tell 7,000 members of the the National Educatio...

National Assessment of No Educational Progress

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine an athlete training for the Olympic decathlon. The young man had been told that success would come by training specifically and constantly for the 100-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles. He did what he was told.

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of...

Taking Tests 2.34 Percent of School Time: Too Little or Too Much?

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.26.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is shifting state accountability systems away from test-driven academic performance toward a balance between academic and non-academic factors.

A Strong Voice from the Classroom

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.22.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

John Thompson is a truth-teller. A Teacher's Tale, his new book, honestly addresses the toughest issue in American education--how to improve urban schools impacted by concentrations of poor children.

Every Student Succeeds Act an Opportunity to Step Up Together

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

It's up to educators, families and community partners to step up to this challenge and partner with our state and district leaders to realize the community schools vision for our public schools - a vision that unites school, family, and community for young people's success.

The New Federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" Gives Educators a Chance to Step Up

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

ESSA retains the expectation that schools should help all groups of students, but l worry that some educators might think the flexibility about methods gives them permission to settle back into old patterns of assuming that it's okay if some kids will "get it" and some kids won't.

New Education Law Awakens the Force for Tech Investment by Districts

Adam J. Geller | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by NEERU KHOSLA, Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation. Star Wars fans may feel ten years was a long wait for the latest update to the s...

The Test-Centered School

Peter Greene | Posted 01.10.2016 | Education
Peter Greene

We have districts that are looking at structural changes based not on what's best for the students or even what works best with the available physical plants. They are looking at structural changes primarily based on what will have the best effect on their test-based accountability measures.

December 2015 Is Gone, and So Is Arne Duncan -- But USDOE Nonsense Remains

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Any Duncan legacy piece should account for glaring Duncan lapses, and NBC's piece on Duncan does not.

Every Student Succeeds Act and the Utah Data Alliance

Oliver Leung | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Oliver Leung

Americans spend 6.4% of GDP on education (3rd highest amongst OECD countries), but has one of the lowest participation rates in upper secondary educat...

Full-Service Community Schools: A Bipartisan Victory to Help America's Students Succeed

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

I was proud to be on hand today as President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, which includes a provision I authored to encourage the wider adoption of the full-service community schools model.

The President Just Signed A Bill That Will Transform Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law Thursday morning, a day after the Senate voted to pass the bill. The Every Stude...

The Spectrum of Educational Trauma

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Current methods of education, and evaluating academic achievement, are causing long-term damage to people and communities, with the greatest impact occurring in people of color, and in low-income areas.

Making Sense of Assessments: State-level NAEP Comparisons Offer Better Policy Guide Than International Assessments

Elaine Weiss | Posted 11.05.2015 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Let's treat social, economic, and education policies as the innately interwoven drivers of children's school and life trajectories that they are. And let's start putting them all on the right track.

Ten Years After, Before You Begin

Andrew Frishman | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Andrew Frishman

As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.

Warning: Has Educational Accountability Become a Political Pawn?

Rob Furman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

No one will ever argue against the need for educators to be held accountable for their actions or deeds. But, what happens when you are being held accountable to a moving target?

Want to Reform Education? Let Teachers Teach.

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Real education reform will come when, and only when, we address poverty, fund schools properly and honor the teaching profession with good pay and the respect teachers deserve. America's teachers will do the rest - if we leave them alone to love and teach their children.

How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

Adam J. Geller | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

The current congressional debate for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the law which determines federal policy for public schools, is certain to create new opportunities for businesses and may even create new roadblocks.

A Nation Adrift

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

Improving teaching and learning in the classroom should have been the focus of attention, not tests and charter schools. "Fast and dirty" solutions, such as pressuring teachers to raise test scores, were a mistake.

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

America is doubling down on a losing hand. Education reform policy is destined to fail because it is based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of human motivation.

Congress Might Finally Overhaul No Child Left Behind. Here's What That Means For Kids.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

The No Child Left Behind Act, a George W. Bush-era law that expired in 2007, may finally be on its way to becoming fully defunct. On Tuesday, the ...

Senate's ESEA Challenge: Strengthen Accountability to Help Schools Improve, Not Perpetuate Test-driven Accountability

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Gary M. Ratner

If we've learned anything from the failure of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), it should be that NCLB's accountability strategy -- pressuring schools to continuously raise standardized test scores -- doesn't work.

Our Golden Opportunity

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.