I argue that information technologies are poised to deliver some of their most potent economic benefits, specifically in the perennial productivity laggards we call health care and education.
To alter Putin’s increasingly assertive foreign policy, the West must appreciate the domestic and foreign drivers of his actions and formulate their response accordingly.
Massachusetts will abandon its commitment to the Common Core state standards. This reversal is a bruising blow to the Common Core, given Massachusetts’ iconic status in K-12 education reform.
Russo-Turkish tensions since the start of the Russian air campaign.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is likely to get a vote in Congress shortly after Thanksgiving. As readers judge the final deal, it’s important to have a clear notion of what an appropriate and effective federal role entails.
The Federal Reserve Board’s newest proposal requiring minimum “total loss absorbing capacity” has yet to make the headlines it deserves. Its importance has been lost in the details, as the rule is esoteric and complex. But the significance of the TLAC standard should not be overlooked. Although it is designed to help unwind a failing financial behemoth, the proposal confirms that the banks it applies to are actually “too big to fail.”
Philanthropic foundations play an increasingly influential role in education research, policy, and practice — yet this sector has been subject to little research-informed analysis. In “The New Education Philanthropy,” Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig convene a diverse group of scholars and analysts to examine the shifting role of education philanthropy over the last decade.
Here’s something to give thanks for on Thanksgiving: the thousands of strangers who were led by the “invisible hand” of the market over the last several months to act as your “market benefactors” and make sure your affordable holiday feast was possible.