Yong Zhao: New Article: Build Back Better: Avoid the Learning Loss Trap

Yong Zhao: New Article: Build Back Better: Avoid the Learning Loss Trap My article Build back better: Avoid the learning loss trap published in Prospects on March 4 2021. Below is the abstract and you can read here.... Read more »

Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: Education Reinventers

Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: Education Reinventers For the past ten years public education has been under assault by the self-proclaimed education ‘reformers.’ Strong personalities like Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, Michael Bloomberg, Jeb Bush,... Read more »

School Finance 101: Filling our Nation’s Funding Gaps

School Finance 101: Filling our Nation’s Funding Gaps Mark Weber, Matt Di Carlo and I have a new report, with data and visualizations available over at schoolfinancedata.org. For that project, we take advantage... Read more »

Answer Sheet: A Better Way to Make Sense of Pandemic ‘Learning Loss’

Answer Sheet: A Better Way to Make Sense of Pandemic ‘Learning Loss’ This is the third piece I have published recently about “learning loss” — all with different views about how to... Read more »

Radical Eyes for Equity: The Crumbling Facade of “No Excuses” and Educational Racism

Radical Eyes for Equity: The Crumbling Facade of “No Excuses” and Educational Racism Sarah Karp offers a long overdue and somewhat surprising opening lede for WBEZ Chicago, home to a number of charter... Read more »

Gadfly on the Wall: Standardized Testing During a Pandemic is Stupid. And Cruel.

Gadfly on the Wall: Standardized Testing During a Pandemic is Stupid. And Cruel. When the Biden administration announced that schools across the nation would have to give standardized tests during the global Coronavirus pandemic... Read more »

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Classroom Teaching Then and Now

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Classroom Teaching Then and Now Most policymakers, researchers, and parents believe that good teachers and teaching are the keys to school improvement yet these... Read more »

Curmudgucation: FL: Let’s Assess Four Year Olds

Curmudgucation: FL: Let’s Assess Four Year Olds We have been down this road before, but I will beat this drum till my knuckles bleed (and the older my children and my grandchildren... Read more »

Jersey Jazzman: We Don’t Need Standardized Testing In a Pandemic

Jersey Jazzman: We Don’t Need Standardized Testing In a Pandemic UPDATE: Just as I was finishing this post, I caught a glimpse of this news: The U.S. Department of Education extended flexibility to... Read more »

Janresseger: New Report Exposes Rip-Off of Tax Dollars by For-Profit Charter Management Companies

Janresseger: New Report Exposes Rip-Off of Tax Dollars by For-Profit Charter Management Companies On Wednesday, the Network for Public Education released Chartered for Profit: The Hidden World of Charter Schools Operated for Financial... Read more »