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July 27, 2015

One Way Recessions Actually Help Districts: Great Teachers Seeking Jobs

The hiring pool improved for schools when the recession squeezed teachers, study finds.

July 27, 2015

Cutting Class Days May Not Cut Costs

And in some districts, shorter school weeks hurt the bottom line.

July 24, 2015

Going on Vacation, in a Contrary Mood

I'm going on vacation—but, first, a little rumination on what I hope will happen while I'm gone.

July 21, 2015

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out

Every year millions of students Opt-in to voluntary Advanced Placement tests. What can these students tell us about the reasons other students and families are choosing to Opt-Out?

July 16, 2015

Paying for Schools With Property Taxes Doesn't Work

Providing inconsistent funding for schools, and especially tying it to the political process, is a recipe for mediocrity. Let's start a conversation about addressing this problem.

July 14, 2015

Breadth and Depth: Can We Have It Both Ways?

A policy researcher and a historian look for a synthesis in an age-old debate about what type of curriculum is best for deeper learning.

July 14, 2015

Race to the Top Provided Strong Lever for Obama Education Agenda

Education watchers can argue over whether President Obama's signature education competition improved education, but as a policy lever, a new study finds that it had a big impact.

July 08, 2015

Are We Paying Too Much in Taxes, or Not Enough?

Are we paying too much for education or not enough? As investments in public education continue to shrink, so, too, do our hopes of ever leveling the proverbial playing field.

July 05, 2015

Hiring, Firing, and Striking: How the Chicago Teachers Pension Is Killing Schools Softly

Though Chicago Public Schools took out a $1.1 billion loan to pay its bills through the 2015-16 school year, none of the money would pay the $700 million pension payment that's due again next year.

June 29, 2015

Creating Partnerships and Guiding Students to Success: The Netherlands

Innovative initiatives to develop education, meet the needs of students, contribute to lasting careers, and help provide a pipeline of students with the skills industry needs.

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