What are the most promising strategies for encouraging innovation and creating conditions that allow schools to reach their full potential?
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.
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.
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.
Making college affordable and responsive to student needs has to be about more than adding middle managers with new titles. Activists would be wise to focus on changing the incentives that lead to scarcity of opportunity in the first place.
AEI Resident Scholar Andrew Kelley discusses college racism and free speech on New America’s ‘Higher Ed Happy Hour.’
The new Every Student Succeeds Act empowers states, defangs federal bureaucrats, and holds fast to the principle of transparency.
KIPP STRIVE in Atlanta, one of this year’s Blue Ribbon award winners, is shattering demographic and class-based myths about student achievement.
AEI’s Andrew Kelly and Kevin James examine the issues with the current federal student loan repayment system, and the risks associated with it.