"YES, I am a teacher in a charter school!" These words can be controversial in some circles, but here's why I've chosen this path.


I'm going to take a blog break in August, but while I'm away, I'll be leaving you in some exceptionally capable hands.


Today, the College Board released its newly revised AP U.S. History framework, which has some intriguing parallels to the Common Core kerfuffle.


As I've traveled, talked about The Cage-Busting Teacher, and heard reactions, I've found several things particularly striking.


Five years on, we can draw at least seven lessons from Race to the Top.


I couldn't disagree more with the argument for a "national education plan." There's a time and place for national plans, but education is not it.


Yesterday, the House passed the Student Success Act, but there's still a ways to go before a final bill. Here's a checklist for a final bill to "fix" NCLB.


By August, the House and Senate could each pass an ESEA reauthorization bill. But lately they've struggled with not only the inevitable disagreements, but also unnecessary distractions.


After Mike Miles's resignation as superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District, here are some thoughts for districts in transition.


NCLB is closer to being rewritten now than at any time since its passage. So why do I think the Supreme Court just slashed the odds of reauthorization?


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