The Ford Foundation recently announced it would take an active role in building institutions by ensuring that its grant recipients are afforded the resources needed for their own financial stability, representing a major and incredibly important shift in philanthropy.


Speculation on the cause of the drop in this year's NAEP scores ignores the real problem: The most important long-term NAEP measures are pretty much the same as they were 40 years ago.


A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools shows over testing is rampant in U.S. schools. The Obama administration says it recognizes its role in the flood of tests, but will this acknowledgment of responsibility result in real change?


In a special guest blog post, Ron Wolk, founding editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine, details his vision for the future of U.S. schools.


While most U.S. educators scorn Europe's "tracking" of students, the reality is that students in U.S. schools are part of a very aggressive sorting system that yields less social mobility, not more.


Has our definition of being an educated person kept pace with today's fast-changing world? Marc Tucker argues it's time to reopen the question.


California's drought required a swift, comprehensive response to save water. California took action and reduced consumption by 27%. The U.S. education system needs similarly decisive action.


Attempts to explain away the growing gap between U.S. schools and top-performing countries are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem.


Results from the first administration of the Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessments are coming in, but the question is: Are we prepared for what they are likely to tell us?


Education governance once existed outside of politics in the U.S.. Now, it's nothing but politics.


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