In this blog, Jal Mehta argues that the "follow the leaders" approach to educational comparisons is misguided, and offers a different perspective on what can be learned from global education.
A variation on "systems design" can make education policy more effective and more supported by teachers and school leaders, says Jal Mehta.
For a senior at an EL Education school in Wisconsin, the "college march" is a symbol of the high expectations the school holds for all its students.
A tradition of marching to mail college applications has created a college-going culture in a school that has affected students as young as fourth graders--and has attracted the attention of the First Lady.
Students at Expeditionary Learning schools take to the streets--literally--to show that they and their schools take preparing all students for college seriously.
Today, Congress agreed to reauthorize its central education policy and usher in a new era for state education systems. And four states, it turns out, are ready for their close-up.
A recent meeting of state education leaders featured a discussion of how education systems could adopt the kind of innovative mindset that has enabled the technology industry to advance rapidly.
A report about high-need students in New York City holds lessons for how schools and districts can think about the systems they create, writes Susan Fairchild of new Visions for Public Schools.
An effort by the New Tech Network to implement performance assessments has reaped benefits, but carries with it some challenges.
A new book by Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman describes how five schools incorporate a broad range of approaches to develop students as learners and young adults.