Charters did not cause the problem of school segregation, writes guest blogger Richard Buery Jr. Instead, charters are often intentionally located in neighborhoods with the greatest need.


Killing the personal essay would accomplish something test-driven accountability often fails to do: incentivize classroom practice that benefits students.


A nation that cannot agree whether its original flag is a symbol of pride or oppression is not one prepared to reach consensus on what its children should learn in public schools.


High-performing urban schools lent moral authority and measurable results to the charter school sector. Why do advocates give them the cold shoulder? Fordham's Robert Pondiscio answers.


I'm about to take my regular summer sabbatical. While I'm away, we've got a stellar lineup of guests who've kindly agreed to step in.


I regularly receive invitations to participate in essay contests devoted to rethinking American education. These competitions, I fear, are the worst way to spur real change.


A recent study indicates that children may learn equally well when being taught by a robot or by a human teacher. Here's why.


Jay Greene argues that SEL's moral and religious dimensions are essential, and that efforts to downplay those are likely to render SEL ineffective.


Mashea Ashton is the founder and CEO of Digital Pioneers Academy, a computer science-focused charter school that launched last fall in Washington, D.C.


A lot of our fevered education debates are fueled by assumptions which can be off-base, or flat wrong.


The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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