The Secretary of Education, his allies, and his underlings see Duncan as uniquely sincere in his commitment to the nation's students... but I don't think that makes him unique.

There've been a lot of claims made of late about what Americans think of the Common Core. So what's the real scoop?

This was shaping up to be a remarkably fruitful year for conservative thinking on education, but this all changed with the ascendance of Donald Trump.

SAT scores keep sliding for each successive graduating class, but NAEP scores are strong in K-8. Why aren't these elementary and middle school gains showing up in high school?

Last week the Washington state Supreme Court declared the state's charter law unconstitutional. Here's why they're wrong.

The Deflategate ruling isn't just a win for Patriots fans— it also has some implications for K-12 education.

It's back to school, and that means it's painful PR missive season— seems a propitious time to share a few.

How do you get the energy, influx of resources and talent, and results that followed Katrina while still ensuring that the effort is driven by and reflective of the local community?

Enough doom and gloom in the education world — we HAVE to start talking about what is working.

Teaching doesn't have to be a classroom-only activity-- try it on a politician sometime!

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