Pressure schools to raise graduation rates, and they'll raise graduation rates . . . somehow or other. Credit recovery may have become part of that "or other."

Advocates and industry leaders should focus less on the glittery promise of education technology—and more on ed tech's gritty reality.

Dan Ayoub, who helms Microsoft's education team after a decade leading the famed Halo gaming franchise, discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing augmented and virtual reality to the classroom.

At the start of each school year, we get the two major annual polls on K-12 education. This year, the surveys were rife with provocative findings.

Rebecca Kantar leads Imbellus, which has raised over $24 million in venture funding to build simulation-based assessments deployed in over 20 countries.

Fearing to tell students they're responsible for doing their part is to set them up for failure. And worse: It's the rankest kind of prejudice.

Bridge in Nigeria is upskilling the teachers of around 300,000 children in 1,500 schools over four years, a rate of scaling which may be unprecedented in African history.

It's the dawn of a new school year. As Rick sat down to write about it, he got a premonition of how this school year will once again go for so many.

Because "time and effort" rules are confusing, they encourage defensive spending—spending that is safe from an audit perspective rather than effective, according to guest bloggers Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric.

ESSA requires some high-poverty, low-performing schools to develop two different plans for improving student outcomes—an expensive system that fragments student services, according to guest bloggers Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric.

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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