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2 hours ago
Betsy DeVos says schools are strapped for cash because of well-paid bureaucrats. Here’s why that’s misleading.
Despite DeVos' claim otherwise, highly paid administrators simply don’t account for a particularly big slice of school spending.
1 day ago
How to hide a dropout
The big story Indianapolis’ Emmerich Manual High School has struggled for years. In 2012, test scores were low enough to prompt a state takeover.
2 days ago
Can virtual advising shift where students go to college? Yes, but only a bit.
According to one study, students with access to CollegePoint were nearly 3 percentage points more likely to enroll in a college with a graduation rate over 70%.
September 16, 2019
Want better readers? Spend less time teaching kids to find the main idea, ‘Knowledge Gap’ author Natalie Wexler argues
Kids from less educated families rely on school to gain lots of specific knowledge. Their schools, worried about reading test scores, are least likely to give it to them.
September 12, 2019
How the Democratic candidates talked about charter schools and school segregation in Thursday night’s debate
The leading Democratic candidates illustrated the divide in how they think and talk about charter schools at the debate in Houston.
September 11, 2019
Paul Tough vs. the College Board
The big story Journalist Paul Tough spent six years working on a book about the ways college admissions and college itself tend to fail…
September 10, 2019
The College Board says it’s tried to reduce inequity in college admissions. A new book argues it hasn’t
The book catalogs instances where the College Board spun, obscured, or downplayed unfavorable research findings.
September 4, 2019
All eyes on teacher diversity
The big story Back in 2016, you couldn’t find anything explicit about teacher diversity on the platforms of the major Democratic candidates for president.
August 28, 2019
Summit Learning’s long shot
The big story We’ve been closely following the growth of Summit Learning, a technology platform and curriculum supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative — now…
Updated August 22, 2019
Ousted KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg files suit against charter network
The suit alleges KIPP destroyed Feinberg's career and his reputation. KIPP calls it “baseless and frivolous."
August 22, 2019
Summit Learning reports highlight big ambitions for personalized learning, struggles to prove academic success
Leaders behind the Summit Learning technology platform and curriculum once set a goal that it be used in half of U.S. public schools by 2025. Now, growth has slowed.
August 21, 2019
The rise of ‘empowerment zones’
The big story Kalyn here: There’s a new method for turning around struggling schools that’s growing in popularity. It’s often called an “empowerment zone”…
August 20, 2019
3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
August 14, 2019
The end of an era (and performance pay) in Newark
The big story “All vestiges of corporate reform have been removed,” the Newark Teachers Union declared this week. The cause of the New Jersey union’s…
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August 13, 2019
4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students
The latest research offers one solution for policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists who have been vexed by flat national test scores.
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