Extracurriculars can be both a strength and a weakness of the American education system. Lately, specialization has gotten out of hand.


Parts of Title IX may be among the most successful educational policies ever, but there are also 'not bad' and 'ugly' parts of the law.


As PISA spills over into local educational decision making, it is reasonable to question the consequences of an international organization calling the shots.


Data indicates a stark difference in the amount of time spent on reading and math compared to other subjects. Unfortunately, these other subjects suffer as a result.


Some guest stars will blog on RHSU through Christmas: Jonathan Plucker, Andre Feigler, Andrew Saultz, and Mike McShane. Enjoy!


It's Thanksgiving week. During this week, in an RHSU tradition, I'm sharing a favorite essay I penned years ago for Richard Elmore's book I Used to Think...And Now I Think. Here's Part 3.


It's Thanksgiving week. During this week, in an RHSU tradition, I'm sharing a favorite essay I penned years ago for Richard Elmore's book I Used to Think...And Now I Think. Here's Part 2.


It's Thanksgiving week. During this week, in an RHSU tradition, I'm sharing a favorite essay I penned years ago for Richard Elmore's book I Used to Think...And Now I Think. Here's Part 1.


Thomas Stewart and Patrick Wolf's new book provides a terrific framework for thinking about school choice, using their evaluations of the DC OSP.


I've been talking about "cage-busting" for several years now, and here's an example of it outside of education.


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