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Recent Louisiana Scholarship Program test scores look pretty grim. But there are three important caveats to keep in mind.


Here's how to avoid enshrining therapy at the expense of academics, from Aspen's Ross Weiner.


Our relentless focus on "What works?" has rewarded programs designed to yield short-term bumps in test scores while distracting attention from more fundamental and complex efforts.


Social and emotional learning could push us to view children as trauma victims and teachers as therapists, according to Fordham's Robert Pondiscio.


SEL is sensible in its own right and a healthy corrective to some of the excesses of the No Child Left Behind era. But I've spent lots of years watching good ideas go south.


After teaching in New Orleans and working for Teach For America, Aimée Eubanks Davis founded her own program to help first-generation college students prepare for careers after graduation.


Since 1998, the number of U.S. media mentions for career and technical education has increased more than a hundredfold.


My Tech High partners with innovative public school districts to offer tuition-free, home-centered education programs to 5,000 students, primarily in Utah.


On occasion, policymakers have won through on once-unpopular proposals. But this requires diligence, constancy, and principle—traits the Trump administration seems to lack.


The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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