The Shrinking School Week

May 10, 2021 by

Effects of a four-day schedule on student achievement Paul N. Thompson How much face time do students and teachers need to keep pace...

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“The 1619 Project” Enters Amer...

May 10, 2021 by

Adding new sizzle to education about slavery—but at a significant cost. Naomi Schaefer Riley Nikole Hannah-Jones When New York Times...

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The Fallacy of Forgiveness

Oct 26, 2020 by

If the feds wipe out student debt, who will benefit most? During the 2020 presidential primaries, Democratic candidates proposed...

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Time To Put an Ice Pack on the...

Nov 4, 2019 by

By Chester E. Finn, Jr. – Call me a crotchety old guy and you have a point, but I need to vent my angst over a new report from...

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How Teach for America Affects ...

Oct 10, 2019 by

Connecting Classroom Experience to Opinions on Education Reform By Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo...

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What Do Education Reform Failu...

Aug 31, 2019 by

By Jay P. Greene – Interventions in which students are “nudged” with text messages to do things that are thought to be good for...

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Serving the Math Whiz Kids: Pr...

Jul 15, 2019 by

Private enrichment programs step up to meet the need By Kathryn Baron – Megan Joshi has always loved math— and excelled at it....

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The Achievement Gap Fails to C...

Apr 21, 2019 by

Half century of testing shows persistent divide between haves and have-nots By Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey...

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New online education models ex...

Jan 15, 2019 by

But MOOC-style offerings must overcome completion challenges Student debt is climbing, with two out of every three seniors who...

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The Next British Invasion: Res...

Nov 7, 2018 by

By Robert Pondiscio – Last Saturday was cold, grey, and dismal in Philadelphia. I spent the day warming my soul inside a Jesuit...

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Good Advice: Trump overturns O...

Oct 31, 2018 by

Trump overturns Obama guidance on race in public schools By Joshua Dunn – Federal agencies have the authority to promulgate...

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The Fight for the Best Charter...

Oct 16, 2018 by

By Cara Stillings Candal – Massachusetts has the best-performing charter public schools in the country. A study from Stanford...

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Quality homework shapes studen...

Oct 10, 2018 by

Especially for disadvantaged students, homework is a tool for long-term success Are U.S. students assigned too much homework, or not...

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The Better Question: How Can W...

Sep 19, 2018 by

A response to “Has Inclusion Gone Too Far?” By Laura A. Schifter and Thomas Hehir – This article is a response to...

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Public Support Climbs for Teac...

Aug 27, 2018 by

Teacher walkouts in North Carolina (above) and five other states this spring seem to have lent new urgency to teacher demands for...

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America’s private elementary s...

Jul 17, 2018 by

As the number of Catholic schools drops, fewer middle-income families enroll July 17, 2018—Once dominating America’s private-school...

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A Stubborn Excellence Gap Desp...

Jun 26, 2018 by

By Hilde Kahn There are 1,800 students at one of the best high schools in America, and thousands more vying to get in. The acceptance...

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Trump and the Nation’s Schools...

Apr 11, 2018 by

Assessing the administration’s early impact on education By Lindsey M. Burke and Shavar Jeffries – Presidential candidate...

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Should K–12 schools limit stud...

Oct 11, 2017 by

Two educators debate the wisest use of technology in the classroom Educational technology is a billion dollar industry—and growing....

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped Of...

Sep 25, 2017 by

Ten tips for school districts from an industry insider By Rob Waldron – During our honeymoon in Istanbul several decades ago,...

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