As the 2016 presidential race heats up, here are a few thoughts on what some new developments may mean for education.

The Obama administration is winding down, making it a propitious moment to examine its education legacy.

Rather than once again address Arne Duncan's tenure as Secretary of Education, today I'm inclined to offer a couple of more personal musings.

It's been a while since I last sat down with ClassDojo's Sam Chaudhary. We chat about how the ed tech company started, its worldwide reach, and privacy issues in the tech world.

The conventional wisdom was that Boehner's exit makes the odds of ESEA reauthorization much longer. I see things a little differently.

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.

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