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FutureEd is an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Our Mission

FutureEd is committed to improving opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved students in the nation’s schools and colleges. We produce high-quality, nonpartisan analysis on a range of education issues for policymakers, practitioners, the media, and other key education change agents and influencers at the federal, state, and local levels—helping them navigate the complex and fast-changing education landscape.

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FutureEd is an independent, foundation-funded organization. We are grateful to the following philanthropies for supporting our work.

FutureEd in the News

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An Education Week story about tutoring quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen and cites FutureEd’s report.

April 2024

A story in EdNC about student mental health cites FutureEd’s report on ESSER spending in North Carolina.

April 2024

An ABC News story about chronic absenteeism quotes FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen.

April 2024

A story about student absenteeism in New York Magazine’s The Cut quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen.

April 2024

A Forbes story about higher education cites FutureEd’s state-of-the-state analysis.

March 2024

FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen was interviewed for a local NBC story about tutoring in the District of Columbia.

March 2024

A story in The 74 about President Biden’s budget quotes FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen.

March 2024

A story in Maryland Matters cites FutureEd’s Attendance Playbook.

March 2024

A story in Route Fifty about private-school choice cites FutureEd’s legislative tracker.

March 2024

A story in Edweek about private-school choice quotes FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen.

March 2024

District Administration magazine featured a story based on FutureEd’s State-of-the-State analysis.

March 2024

The 74 published FutureEd’s State-of-the-State analysis.

March 2024

A story in The 74 cites FutureEd’s analysis of ESSER spending in North Carolina.

February 2024

A piece in The Hechinger Report cites FutureEd’s chronic absenteeism tracker.

February 2024

A story in The New York Times cites FutureEd’s work on addressing substitute teacher shortages.

February 2024

A piece in The Journal summarizes FutureEd’s tutoring report.

February 2024

A story in The Washington Post quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen and cites FutureEd’s chronic absenteeism tracker.

February 2024

A Chalkbeat story cites FutureEd’s tutoring report.

February 2024

FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen was interviewed in a local NBC story about chronic absenteeism in DC Public Schools.

February 2024

A Pluribus News story about private-school choice quotes FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen.

January 2024

FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen was featured in ABC7 news coverage of a DC State Board of Education hearing on chronic absenteeism.

January 2024

A story in Education Week about private school choice quotes FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen and cites FutureEd’s work.

January 2024

WOSU Public Media interviewed FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen about chronic absenteeism.

January 2024

A story in Vox cites FutureEd’s 2023 chronic absenteeism tracker.

January 2024

District Administration featured a story based on FutureEd’s AI report.

January 2024

A story in The Charlotte Observer cites FutureEd’s 2023 chronic absenteeism tracker.

January 2024

A story in The Washington Post about chronic absenteeism quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen.

December 2023

A New Jersey story about test scores quotes FutureEd Editorial Director Maureen Kelleher.

December 2023

A story in the New York Times links to FutureEd’s work on tutoring.

November 2023

A story in The Wall Street Journal about chronic absenteeism quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen and cites FutureEd’s chronic absenteeism tracker.

November 2023

A story in K-12 Dive cites FutureEd’s state-by-state breakdown of Covid-relief spending.

November 2023

A New Jersey news story cites FutureEd’s analysis of NAEP and state standardized test scores.

November 2023

A story in Bloomberg cites FutureEd’s analysis of private-school-choice programs.

November 2023

A story in Education Week cites FutureEd’s chronic absenteeism tracker.

October 2023

The 74 published a piece about tutoring by Editorial Director Maureen Kelleher.

October 2023

A story in Education Week about academic recovery quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen.

October 2023

The 74 published an analysis by Policy Director Liz Cohen about outdated chronic absenteeism data.

October 2023

A story in The 74 about tutoring quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen.

September 2023

A story in The 74 about student chronic absenteeism cites the Attendance Playbook.

September 2023

An editorial in The Washington Post cites FutureEd’s report on early literacy.

September 2023

A Vox article about the rise of private-school choice quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen.

September 2023

A PBS NewsHour segment on extending the school year features Director Thomas Toch.

September 2023

A story in The New Yorker about school choice quotes Policy Director Liz Cohen.

September 2023

A story in the Journal News cites FutureEd’s explainer on private-school choice.

August 2023

A story in EdWeek Market Brief cites FutureEd’s explainer on private-school choice and quotes Policy Analyst Bella DiMarco.

August 2023

A story in EdWeek about HVAC cites FutureEd’s ESSER analysis.

August 2023

A story in Reason cites FutureEd’s piece on attendance and NAEP.

August 2023

A story in the Daily Caller summarizes a FutureEd piece on attendance and NAEP scores.

August 2023

The 74 published a commentary by Associate Director Phyllis Jordan about attendance and NAEP scores.

August 2023

Education Next published a commentary piece about solutions to chronic absenteeism by associate director Phyllis Jordan.

August 2023

A story in K-12 Dive cites FutureEd’s Covid-relief analysis.

August 2023

A story in The 74 about pandemic learning loss quotes policy director Liz Cohen.

July 2023

An EdSource editorial linked to FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief aid spending in California.

July 2023

A story in The New York Times links to FutureEd’s analysis of state’s private-school-choice programs.

July 2023

A story in The 74 about Covid-relief spending quotes Associate Director Phyllis Jordan.

July 2023

A story in the Wall Street Journal features FutureEd’s analysis of state legislation of teacher pay and quotes Director Thomas Toch.

July 2023

The 74 published a commentary by FutureEd Senior Fellow Lynn Olson about her report on the science of reading.

July 2023

A story in The New York Times about stagnating student achievement mentions FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending.

July 2023

An editorial in The Washington Post links to The Attendance Playbook and draws from its content.

July 2023

A story in the Albuquerque Journal referred to FutureEd’s presentation about chronic absenteeism to New Mexico state legislators.

July 2023

A story in the Santa Fe New Mexican about chronic absenteeism quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan.

July 2023

An NPR Marketplace story quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan.

June 2023

An article in Salon about indoor air quality cited FutureEd’s research into the extent of spending federal Covid-relief aid.

June 2023

A story in the Lake County Record-Bee cited FutureEd’s analysis of California’s ESSER spending.

June 2023

A story in Education Week features FutureEd’s analysis of private-school-choice initiatives and quotes from policy director Liz Cohen and policy analyst Bella DiMarco.

June 2023

The Los Angeles Times wrote an article on FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending and quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan.

June 2023

EdSource published an article featuring FutureEd’s analysis of California’s Covid-relief spending and quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan.

June 2023

A story in K-12 Dive cites FutureEd’s analysis of the new wave of private-school choice.

June 2023

A CBSA magazine piece quotes Associate Director Phyllis Jordan on chronic absenteeism.

May 2023

A story in The 74 quotes Associate Director Phyllis Jordan on Covid-relief spending.

May 2023

A story in Education Week drew on The Attendance Playbook and quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan.

May 2023

A story in K-12 Dive featured the updated Attendance Playbook and quoted Associate Director Phyllis Jordan.

May 2023

A story on KSDK-TV in Saint Louis cited FutureEd’s research on Covid-relief spending.

May 2023

An editorial in The Washington Post cites FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending plans.

May 2023

An Education Week report on education savings accounts cites FutureEd’s research into private-school choice.

May 2023

A story in USA Today quoted FutureEd Director Thomas Toch about an expansion of private-school-choice programs in Florida.

April 2023

A story in Education Week cited FutureEd’s analysis of private-school choice options.

April 2023

An ABC News story quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan about higher rates of chronic absenteeism.

April 2023

A story in K-12 Dive reported on FutureEd’s April 4 webinar with TNTP on teacher diversity.

April 2023

A story in K-12 Dive cited FutureEd’s research into the surge of private-school-choice programs moving through state legislatures.

March 2023

The Southern Education Foundation featured a blog post about increasing teacher diversity from Senior Fellow Lynn Olson.

March 2023

A Pluribus News story features FutureEd’s analysis of a surge in private-school-choice programs.

March 2023

A CNN story quotes FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen and cites FutureEd’s research into private-school choice.

March 2023

A story in K-12 Dive cited data from  FutureEd’s explainer on private-school choice.

March 2023

A District Administration article highlighted FutureEd’s package on private-school choice.

March 2023

The 74 published a commentary piece by CenterPoint Education’s Laura Slover and Mike Cohen based on their FutureEd essay about the unfinished agenda for the standards movement.

March 2023

The 74 published a commentary by FutureEd Senior Fellow Lynn Olson about strategies for diversifying the teacher workforce.

February 2023

A story in Education Week on parental involvement quoted FutureEd director Thomas Toch and featured our parents rights legislative tracker.

February 2023

A story in Axios about school spending on mental health services cites FutureEd’s analysis of Covid spending plans and quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan.

February 2023

A story in USA Today about student learning loss quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

February 2023

A News Nation story about learning loss quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

February 2023

A story in The 74 on tutoring quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

January 2023

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on tutoring and academic recovery was cited in a story in The Washington Post.

January 2023

FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan was featured in an Education Talk Radio podcast about mental health challenges and school attendance.

January 2023

FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a New Jersey Local News story on the pace of Covid-relief spending in New Jersey.

January 2023

FutureEd’s webinar on teacher shortages was featured in an article in K-12 Dive.

December 2022

A Fordham Institute blog post cited FutureEd’s reports on assessments of early education programs and student progress.

December 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on teachers was cited in a story in The Washington Examiner.

December 2022

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Bethesda Magazine story about student mental health.

December 2022

A Washington Post story on student mental health quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan and cited FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending.

December 2022

An Alabama Education Lab story on Covid-relief spending quotes FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

December 2022

A story on chronic absenteeism by FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan appeared in District Management magazine.

December 2022

The 74 republished FutureEd’s commentary on chronic student absenteeism.

November 2022

FutureEd’s webinar on standards-based reform was featured in an Education Week article.

November 2022

FutureEd’s piece on substitute teacher research was cited in a K-12 Dive story.

November 2022

FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan discussed student mental health issues on the Education Talk Radio podcast.

November 2022

A story in USA Today cites FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending for tutoring.

November 2022

A story by Chalkbeat and the Associated Press about mental health hiring quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan and cites our research on Covid-relief spending.

November 2022

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was interviewed for a NewsNations TV segment on substitute teachers.

November 2022

A story in Mississippi Today featured FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief  spending based on district poverty rates.

November 2022

A Newsweek story cited FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending.

November 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of in trends in tutoring was cited in a story in K-12 Dive.

November 2022

An Education Week story about extended time programs quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan.

November 2022

A story in K-12 Dive cited FutureEd’s report on parent engagement and its analysis of parents rights legislation.

November 2022

The 74 republished an analysis by FutureEd policy analyst Bella DiMarco on state standardized testing results.

October 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of NAEP and state standardized tests was featured in EdPost.

October 2022

District Administration magazine featured a story based on FutureEd’s report on Covid-relief spending on teachers.

October 2022

A story in The Washington Post featured FutureEd’s research into teacher bonuses and Covid-relief spending.

October 2022

The New York Times published a story about evidence-based reading instruction by FutureEd policy analyst Bella DiMarco.

October 2022

A K-12 Dive story quoted FutureEd director Thomas Toch iabout Covid-relief spending on teachers.

October 2022

The 74 quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan in a story about accountability for ESSER III spending.

October 2022

The 74 published an excerpt of FutureEd’s report on Covid-relief spending on teachers.

October 2022

The New York Times published a story about chronic absenteeism by FutureEd associate director Phyllis W. Jordan.

October 2022

The New York Times published a story by FutureEd director Thomas Toch about teacher shortages.

October 2022

Principal magazine featured a story on Covid-relief spending written by FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan and policy analyst Bella DiMarco.

October 2022

A K-12 Dive story about Covid-relief spending on literacy training quotes FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan

September 2022

FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan testified about Covid-relief spending before the House Education and Labor Committee.

September 2022

A story in the Christian Science Monitor cited FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending.

September 2022

A  story in Inside Investigator featured the report on Covid-relief spending by FutureEd and its state partners

September 2022

A story in K-12 Dive cites FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending.

September 2022

A New York Times Magazine article of Covid-relief spending quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan.

September 2022

The 74 featured FutureEd’s analysis of spending on summer learning in a recent story.

August 2022

A story in Chalkbeat detailed FutureEd’s findings on the breakdown of how school districts plan to spend federal Covid-relief aid.

August 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending plans was cited in a U.S. News and World Report article on accelerated learning.

August 2022

An article in The 74 about high-dosage tutoring cited FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending.

August 2022

A story in Diverse Education featured FutureEd’s presentation at the Education Writers Association conference.

July 2022

FutureEd’s essay on education standards was featured in The Fordham Institute’s Education Gadfly podcast.

July 2022

The Washington Post quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan in an article at school ventilation upgrades.

July 2022

Fordham Institute published two commentary pieces responding to FutureEd’s essay about what’s next for the standards movement.

July 2022

An article in The 74 cited FutureEd’s work tracking Covid-relief spending.

July 2022

The 74 republished FutureEd’s analysis of ESSER spending trends in red and blue states.

July 2022

A K-12 Dive story featured FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending in red and blue states.

July 2022

WUWM Radio in Milwaukee quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan in a story about a school district turning down its federal Covid-relief allocation.

July 2022

A Chalkbeat story cited FutureEd’s analysis of state spending on data upgrades using Covid-relief dollars.

July 2022

Education Next featured an article excerpting FutureEd’s parent activism report by Director Thomas Toch and others.

July 2022

The Hill published an opinion piece by FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan about hardening schools

June 2022

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Louisville Courier-Journal story about parental involvement in education.

June 2022

A K-12 Dive story on Covid-relief spending cites FutureEd’s research into spending trends by local school districts and charter schools.

June 2022

A Kaiser Health News story cites FutureEd’s analysis of school ventilation spending and quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan.

June 2022

A story in the Los Angeles Times cites FutureEd’s analysis of school ventilation spending and quotes associate director Phyllis Jordan.

June 2022

An NBC News story cited FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending on teachers and other staffing priorities.

June 2022

An article in The Washington Post quoted FutureEd Director Thomas Toch on the fate of a new private school.

May 2022

An interview with associate director Phyllis Jordan was featured in a World podcast about chronic absenteeism.

May 2022

An article in The Atlantic featured FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on tutoring.

May 2022

An article in World cited FutureEd’s reports on chronic absenteeism and quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan.

May 2022

The 74 republished Future Ed’s analysis of spending on summer learning with federal Covid-relief aid.

May 2022

The ExtraOrdinary Districts podcast by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth featured associate director Phyllis Jordan in a discussion of Covid-relief spending.

May 2022

A story in Time magazine featured FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on social-emotional learning.

April 2022

FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending on summer learning was cited in an article in K-12 Education Dive.

April 2022

An Education Writers Association article features FutureEd’s resources on combating chronic absenteeism.

April 2022

A story in Politico cited FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending on hiring and rewarding teachers.

April 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of planned Covid-relief spending on tutoring was featured in a commentary piece in The 74.

April 2022

A story in Education Week cited FutureEd’s report on parent activism.

April 2022

FutureEd’s report on parent activism was featured in an article in K-12 Dive.

April 2022

An Axios report on social-emotional learning cited FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending.

April 2022

A story on WBEZ radio, Chicago’s NPR station cited, FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending by poverty level and quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan.

April 2022

A story in Education Week cited FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on social-emotional learning.

April 2022

FutureEd’s report on parent activism in education was featured in an article in The Deseret News.

April 2022

A story in U.S. News and World Report cited FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending on tutoring and academic recovery.

April 2022

A story in U.S. News and World Report cites FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending designated so far.

April 2022

A story in K-12 Education Dive featured FutureEd’s analysis of tutoring spending and an interview with associate director Phyllis Jordan.

April 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of spending on tutoring and academic coaching was republished in The 74.

April 2022

A story in Bloomberg Businessweek quoted FutureEd director Thomas Toch about the hiring challenges in the education sector.

April 2022

District Management magazine featured an article on district Covid-relief spending by FutureEd’s Phyllis Jordan and Bella DiMarco and Burbio’s Julie Roche.

April 2022

An MSNBC story on social-emotional learning features an interview with FutureEd Director Thomas Toch.

March 2022

An editorial in The Washington Post linked to FutureEd director Thomas Toch’s work on education reform in Washington, D.C., schools.

March 2022

A story in The Hechinger Report cites FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on afterschool programs

March 2022

An Associated Press story about Covid-relief spending quotes FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

March 2022

A story on Covid-relief spending by Public Source Pennsylvania quotes FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan and links to FutureEd’s research.

March 2022

A story in U.S. News and World Report on the teacher workforce cites FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending.

March 2022

A story in The Washington Post on social-emotional learning cites FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending.

March 2022

An Education Week story about extended learning time cites FutureEd’s research into Covid-relief spending.

March 2022

An NPR story on ventilation upgrades cites FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief funding.

March 2022

A story in The 74 about extending deadlines for using Covid-relief funds quotes FutureEd Director Thomas Toch and cites our analysis of local spending plans.

March 2022

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Minnesota Reformer story about a Minneapolis teachers’ strike.

March 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of education in governors’ state-of-the-state addresses was featured in The 74.

March 2022

FutureEd’s financial breakdown of Covid-relief spending was republished in The 74.

February 2022

An article in The Hechinger Report cited FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending on social-emotional learning.

February 2022

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured on The Education Gadfly podcast.

February 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending plans was cited in an article in Chalkbeat.

February 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending by district poverty level was republished in The 74.

February 2022

A story in The 74 about Maryland grants for academic recovery quoted FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

February 2022

An NBC News story on Covid-relief spending in big city districts quoted FutureEd director Thomas Toch and cited our analysis of spending plans.

February 2022

A story in K-12 Dive about spending federal Covid-relief aid on HVAC upgrades cited FutureEd’s analysis on spending data.

February 2022

A story in Chalkbeat about Covid-relief aid to schools cited FutureEd’s analysis of spending data and quoted associate director Phyllis Jordan and policy analyst Bella DiMarco.

February 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending by rural, urban and suburban education agencies was published by The 74.

February 2022

A story on FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending by rural, urban and suburban education agencies was published in the Highland County Press in Ohio.

February 2022

A story about community schools in Education Dive quoted director Thomas Toch and associate director Phyllis Jordan.

February 2022

FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a Medill On The Hill story about monitoring divisive issues in Virginia schools.

January 2022

FutureEd senior fellow Lynn Olson was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about teacher shortages.

January 2022

A story in K-12 Dive cited FutureEd’s analysis of planned spending of Covid-relief money on teachers and staff members.

January 2022

A story on FutureEd’s analysis of local Covid-relief spending plans was featured in THE Journal, a technology publication.

January 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of local Covid-relief spending plans was featured in The 74.

January 2022

FutureEd’s analysis of national and regional trends in Covid-relief spending was featured in an article in The Highland County Press in Ohio.

January 2022

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in The 74 about accountability standards amid the pandemic.

January 2022

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured in an NPR/WAMU interview on academic testing.

December 2021

Associate Director Phyllis Jordan was featured in a ABC television news clip about Covid relief funding.

December 2021

FutureEd’s analysis of state Covid Relief spending plans was cited in an Education Week article.

December 2021

A Washington Post story about teacher diversity cited a FutureEd report on teacher hiring practices in DC Public Schools.

December 2021

An article by Associate Director Phyllis Jordan on FutureEd’s Covid Relief Playbook was featured in District Management Journal.

December 2021

An interview with Director Thomas Toch about Covid relief spending ran in The Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative’s Social Impact Review.

November 2021

A story about chronic absenteeism in Tech & Learning quotes Associate Director Phyllis Jordan and cites the Attendance Playbook created by FutureEd and Attendance Works.

November 2021

FutureEd’s report on teacher shortages and our webinar with SREB and Education Counsel were featured in a column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

November 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was featured in an podcast on CBS-WCCO Radio about a movement to eliminate grades in high schools.

November 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was featured on the Fordham Institute’s Education Gadfly podcast about D.C.’s hiring practices

October 2021

The Washington Post Magazine featured an article by FutureEd director Thomas Toch and senior fellow Alina Tugend about a movement to eliminate grades in high school.

October 2021

The 74 ran a commentary piece by FutureEd senior fellow Lynn Olson and director Thomas Toch about hiring practices in D.C. Public Schools.

October 2021

An article in the Galveston County Daily News quoted a FutureEd blogpost on Covid relief spending.

October 2021

FutureEd’s report on teacher shortages was cited in an EIA blog post.

October 2021

Education Next featured an excerpt of FutureEd’s report on hiring practices in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

October 2021

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in The 74 about pandemic pods.

October 2021

An article in K-12 Dive mentioned FutureEd’s report on student absenteeism during the pandemic.

September 2021

An article in Forbes mentioned FutureEd’s report on student absenteeism during the pandemic.

September 2021

A California News Times article cited a FutureEd analysis of Covid Relief spending.

September 2021

Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Health Policy featured a blog post co-authored by FutureEd associate director Phyllis Jordan.

September 2021

A CCN story cited FutureEd’s coverage of covid-relief funding for schools.

September 2021

The 74 featured FutureEd’s legislative analysis of state bills limiting discussion of racial issues in schools.

September 2021

A USA Today story on student absenteeism cited FutureEd’s report on attendance trends during the pandemic. See the PDF.

September 2021

An article on school reopening in the Christian Science Monitor quoted FutureEd Director Thomas Toch.

August 2021

The 74 published a commentary piece by FutureEd associate director Phyllis W. Jordan and Alex Mays about using Covid relief funding to advance student and staff health.

August 2021

FutureEd Associate Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a story in Honolulu Civic Beat about Hawaii’s Covid relief spending plan.

August 2021

FutureEd’s Covid Relief Playbook was featured in a Forbes article.

July 2021

The 74 featured a commentary piece and interactive maps based of FutureEd’s analysis into state plans for spending federal Covid relief aid.

July 2021

FutureEd’s report on absenteeism during the pandemic was cited in an Education Week story.

July 2021

K-12 Dive included FutureEd’s Covid Relief Playbook in its daily Covid summary.

June 2021

A Youth Today article featured FutureEd’s report on student absenteeism during the pandemic.

June 2021

FutureEd’s report on student absenteeism was featured in an article in Education Dive.

June 2021

FutureEd’s report on school absenteeism and its webinar on the topic was featured in an article in The 74.

June 2021

An article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured quotes from FutureEd’s Thomas Toch and Phyllis Jordan about the report and webinar on student absenteeism.

June 2021

Editorial director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in an Education Week article about student mental health.

May 2021

The 74 featured an opinion piece about student absenteeism by editorial director Phyllis Jordan and EveryDay Labs CEO Emily Bailard.

May 2021

The Washington Monthly published an analysis of tax benefits for spending on private school tuition by FutureEd director Thomas Toch and policy analyst Brooke LePage.

May 2021

The 74 published an opinion piece on summer learning by FutureEd policy analyst Brooke LePage and editorial director Phyllis Jordan.

May 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a piece by the Minnesota Reformer on a voucher program proposed by the state’s senate.

May 2021

A story in The 74 links to a webinar hosted by FutureEd and Education Resource Strategies.

April 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a piece by The 74 on President Biden’s first 100 days in office.

April 2021

A piece by the Global Times cited FutureEd research associate Nima Rahimi’s analysis of school reopening data.

April 2021

FutureEd’s webinar with SREB on Covid relief funding was featured in articles in K-12 Dive and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

April 2021

Editorial director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a CNN story about Covid relief funding.

April 2021

A Governing story about Covid relief money quoted FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan.

April 2021

A piece by the Indianapolis Reporter cited Nicole Katz from ERS’ piece for FutureEd on state education funding.

March 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about spending Covid relief dollars.

March 2021

A commentary piece by FutureEd director Thomas Toch and senior fellow Lynn Olson was featured in The Hill.

March 2021

A commentary piece on innovative teacher staffing models during the pandemic by FutureEd senior fellow Lynn Olson was published by The 74.

March 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a District Administration story on Covid recovery.

March 2021

FutureEd director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in The 74 about Covid relief aid and school reopening.

March 2021

FutureEd’s Attendance Playbook was mentioned in a story about home visiting in The Texas Tribune.

March 2021

Real Clear Education published an interview on the surge in failing grades during the pandemic by FutureEd research associate Vasilisa Smith.

February 2021

FutureEd editorial director Phyllis Jordan and policy analyst Brooke LePage partnered with The 74 to analyze governors’ 2021 state of the state addresses.

February 2021

Real Clear Policy published FutureEd research associate Nima Rahimi’s analysis of the school reopening plans of the 200 largest school districts.

February 2021

The 74 and LA School Report, a partner of The 74, published FutureEd policy analyst Brooke LePage’s recommendations on what’s next for Title IX.

February 2021

The Hill published a piece on school-based health care by FutureEd senior fellows Mario Ramirez and Andrew Buher.

December 2020

District Administration cited FutureEd’s analysis of reopening plans and quoted a FutureEd commentary on reopening schools safely.

December 2020

A story in Education Dive quoted FutureEd Senior Fellow Mario Ramirez.

November 2020

FutureEd’s Voices from the Classroom webinar with Educators for Excellence and TeachPlus was featured in a story in District Administrator.

November 2020

FutureEd’s work was featured in the latest edition of Policy Perspectives, the McCourt School of Public Policy magazine.

November 2020

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in an Education Dive story about tracking school attendance in a remote setting.

November 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in The 74 about President-elect Joe Biden’s education agenda.

November 2020

The 74 published a commentary piece on the gender and racial bias Black girls face in the classroom by Policy Associate Brooke LePage.

November 2020

A commentary piece recapping the 2020 elections by The 74 quoted Director Thomas Toch.

November 2020

A story on Congressional Covid relief in The 74 quoted Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan.

November 2020

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was featured in CPRE podcast on the governors’ spending on federal Covid-19 relief aid.

October 2020

The lead story in the New York Times Learning section was written by FutureEd Senior Fellow Alina Tugend, Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and New York writer Mark A. Stein. Policy Associate Brooke LePage provided research assistance.

October 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured in a NWEA podcast on standardized testing.

September 2020

The Hill published a commentary piece on whether public schools are ready for the Covid-19 vaccination debate written by FutureEd senior fellows Mario Ramirez and Andrew Buher.

September 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an Education Writers Association blog post.

September 2020

Politico published a commentary piece written by FutureEd senior fellows Mario Ramirez and Andrew Buher on the best way to help schools reopen.

August 2020

The 74 published a commentary piece about tracking attendance in remote learning by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and Attendance Works Director Hedy Chang.

August 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Washington Post fact check about Joe Biden’s position on school choice.

July 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Politifact fact check about Joe Biden’s position on school choice.

July 2020

The Hill published a commentary piece about international students by Phyllis W. Jordan and Brooke LePage.

July 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in The 74 about speculation over the next secretary of education.

July 2020

A commentary piece by Director Thomas Toch on the fate of the SAT and ACT was published by The Hill.

June 2020

A commentary piece on teacher pensions coauthored by Director Thomas Toch was published by The Washington Monthly.

June 2020

The 74 published a commentary piece by Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan about the College-in-High-School program.

May 2020

The Hill published a commentary piece by Director Thomas Toch about the need to adjust standardized testing post-Covid.

May 2020

A column by Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews quoted FutureEd Director Thomas Toch and cited his work on public school lotteries.

May 2020

EducationNext excerpted FutureEd’s report on the future of standardized testing.

April 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was interviewed by Gray TV for a piece on how schools recover from the coronavirus crisis.

April 2020

A commentary piece on using national service to employ college graduates and help schools by FutureEd Policy Associate Brooke LePage and Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was published by The Hill.

April 2020

The Science of Advocacy: A Little Opposition Is a Good Thing, the first report in our Advocacy Labs initiative with 50CAN, was summarized in an article in ASBO International’s newsletter.

April 2020

A commentary piece on public education reform in D.C. by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured in Education Next.

March 2020

An interview conducted by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch on the do’s and don’ts of distance learning was published in The 74.

March 2020

The 74 published a commentary piece by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan on chronic absenteeism in light of coronavirus.

March 2020

The D.C. Policy Center featured a commentary piece on chronic absenteeism in Washington, D.C. by Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan.

February 2020

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch’s commentary piece on the common-enrollment system was published on The 74.

February 2020

The 74 published policy associate Brooke LePage’s explainer on a school choice case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 2020

A commentary piece on the impact of free college plans on small, private college was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

February 2020

Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan was quoted in a story by The Center Square about rules for school attendance in Illinois.

January 2020

A commentary piece by Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan about school climate surveys was published in The 74.

January 2020

FutureEd research advisor Raegen Miller was quoted in an Education Week story about teacher absenteeism in a nasty flu season.

January 2020

A story in The Seattle Times about the federal School Improvement Grant program quotes researcher Alan Ginsburg, who co-authored FutureEd’s report, Revisiting SIG.

January 2020

Hometown NewSource published a blog post about Walking a Fine Line, our report on school climate surveys under ESSA.

December 2019

Philanthropy Daily wrote a blog post about Director Thomas Toch’s piece on the public school lottery in Washington, D.C.

December 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Huffington Post article about the role of teachers unions in the upcoming 2020 election.

December 2019

The Teaching Channel published an article by FutureEd on our Attendance Playbook with Attendance Works.

November 2019

The Richmond Times Dispatch interviewed FutureEd Director Thomas Toch for a story on teacher evaluation.

November 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about a new private school being opened by education entrepreneur Chris Whittle.

November 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch about Virginia’s NAEP scores.

November 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was interviewed on Virginia Talk Radio’s WIQO to discuss Virginia’s school accreditation process and state testing.

October 2019

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and Research Adviser Raegen Miller were quoted in a U.S. News article about how California wildfires affect student attendance.

October 2019

The Hill published an opinion piece by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and Policy Associate Brooke LePage about student loans.

October 2019

FutureEd’s report on the standardized testing landscape was featured in an Education Week blog post.

October 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an Assessment HQ blog post about state standardized testing.

October 2019

CASEL’s Measuring SEL blog featured a post by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch on his report on California’s CORE Districts.

September 2019

The Assessment HQ blog featured an interview with Lynn Olson on the standardized testing report she wrote for FutureEd.

September 2019

FutureEd’s report on standardized testing was mentioned in a commentary piece published by the Fordham Institute.

September 2019

The Teaching Channel published a blog post on FutureEd’s teacher mindsets report.

August 2019

The Attendance Playbook developed by FutureEd and Attendance Works was featured in a story in Education Week.

August 2019

The 74 published a commentary piece about chronic absenteeism by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan.

July 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was cited in a Washington Post editorial about the positive results from the District of Columbia’s IMPACT teacher evaluation system.

July 2019

FutureEd’s panel discussion on OECD’s TALIS was the subject of a story in The 74.

June 2019

FutureEd’s panel discussion on OECD’s international survey of educators and the future of U.S. teaching was the subject of an Education Week blog post.

June 2019

InsideSEL published an interview with Lynn Olson and Craig Wacker, authors of FutureEd’s report on teacher mindsets.

June 2019

FutureEd Research Advisor Raegen Miller was quoted in an Education Week article about school safety issues for substitute teachers.

May 2019

The Education Commission of the States featured a blog post by Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan on state vaccination policy.

May 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article in The 74 about new DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee.

May 2019

The Tennessean published a commentary piece from Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan about the voucher proposal before the Tennessee General Assembly.

April 2019

The 74 published a commentary piece from Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and Research Adviser Raegen Miller on what schools can do to stop the spread of measles.

April 2019

A story in EdSource featured FutureEd’s report on California’s CORE Districts and quoted Director Thomas Toch.

April 2019

Education Next published an article excerpting Director Thomas Toch’s piece on common lottery systems.

March 2019

Chicago Policy Review featured FutureEd’s report on California’s CORE Districts in a recent article.

March 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted about the future of education and the workforce in an article in Delta Sky magazine.

March 2019

The Relinquishment blog featured excerpts from Director Thomas Toch’s article on common lottery systems.

March 2019

The Market Design blog posted a piece on Director Thomas Toch’s article on common lottery systems.

March 2019

The Washington Post published Director Thomas Toch’s article on common lottery systems, detailing how the system works through the stories of two families in Washington, D.C.

March 2019

RealClear Policy published a commentary piece by Director Thomas Toch and Research Director Raegen Miller about the use of student surveys to measure and address the social-emotional dimensions of learning.

March 2019

FutureEd’s analysis of state and local findings on the School Improvement Grants program was featured in a graphic in The New York Times Learning Section.

February 2019

OECD’s Skills and Education blog featured a post by Director Thomas Toch and Research Director Raegen Miller on their report about school climate surveys in California’s CORE Districts.

February 2019

FutureEd’s analysis of how states are measuring poverty in school was featured in an article in The Hechinger Report.

February 2019

FutureEd’s report on the social and emotional dimensions of learning was the subject of a story in Education Week, quoting Director Thomas Toch.

February 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article in The Gainesville Sun about college rankings.

February 2019

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor about the Loving Cities Index.

January 2019

Education Week published a commentary piece about school improvement grants by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan, senior fellow Marshall Smith and Alan Ginsburg.

December 2018

The 74 declared FutureEd’s depiction of gains in the SIG program as one of the 11 charts that changed the way they think about schools.

December 2018

Education Next recognized the Common Core piece that CenterPoint Education Solutions’ Laura Slover and Lesley Muldoon wrote for FutureEd as one of their top 10 blog posts this year. And they included FutureEd Director Thomas Toch’s chat with Paul E. Peterson about teaching reforms in the District of Columbia in their top 5 podcasts.

December 2018

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a Real Clear Investigations story about chronic absenteeism levels in high school among students and teachers.

November 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a story in The 74 about false rumors that Betsy DeVos would be stepping down as education secretary.

November 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a profile of Richmond, Va., School Superintendent Jason Kamras in The 74.

October 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured in a radio interview on the Kojo Nnmandi Show about a new Whittle School coming to Washington, D.C.

October 2018

FutureEd Research Director Raegen Miller was quoted in a story on teacher absenteeism in The 74.

October 2018

FutureEd’s report on scaling teacher reform in Tennessee was mentioned in a story in Chalkbeat.

October 2018

FutureEd’s report on scaling teacher reform in Tennessee was the subject a story in Education Week.

October 2018

FutureEd’s report on federal School Improvement Grants was featured in THE Journal.

October 2018

FutureEd’s Sept. 18 panel discussion on building a 21st Century school system was featured in a story in The 74.

September 2018

FutureEd’s report on federal School Improvement Grants was the subject of a story in Chalkbeat.

September 2018

FutureEd’s report on federal School Improvement Grants was covered in Education Week.

September 2018

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a story in The 74 about gaming chronic absenteeism data.

September 2018

A Wall Street Journal story mentions FutureEd’s research into states using chronic absenteeism to hold schools accountable.

August 2018

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a story in The 74 about fifth indicator in the accountability rubric used under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

August 2018

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a story in The 74 about tracking chronic absenteeism under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch spoke on KPPC Radio in Southern California about Washington, D.C., private schools dropping advanced placement classes.

July 2018

A report on chronic absenteeism by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and Research Director Raegen Miller was featured in a blog post by Planbook.com.

July 2018

A report on teaching reform on D.C. Public Schools by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured in a blog post on Leading Educators.

July 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was featured in an Education Next podcast for his work on teaching reforms in D.C. Public Schools.

July 2018

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan co-authored a blog post on ensuring quality chronic absenteeism data that ran on Brookings’ Brown Center Chalkboard blog.

June 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in story in The Washington Post about private schools abandoning advanced placement classes.

June 2018

FutureEd’s event on transforming teaching in D.C. Public Schools was covered by The Washington Times.

June 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a radio story about superintendent turnover on WTOP radio.

May 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the city’s new superintendent, who helped develop D.C.’s teacher evaluation system

May 2018

Education Week published a commentary piece by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch on the 35th anniversary of The Nation At Risk report.

April 2018

Education Post published a commentary piece by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch on the teacher protests across the country.

April 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an NPR Marketplace piece on teacher strikes across the country.

April 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch is quoted in in article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about a key D.C. school official moving to Richmond to become chief of staff to Superintendent Jason Kamras.

March 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch and Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan were cited in an opinion piece about D.C. Public Schools on The 74 website.

March 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch and Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan were quoted in an article in U.S. News about D.C. Public School reforms.

March 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about Jason Kamras, a former D.C. teacher and innovator who is now superintendent of Richmond Public Schools.

February 2018

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an article in The Washington Post about education entrepreneur Chris Whittle and his plans for new private schools in Washington, D.C., and in China.

February 2018

EdSource published a commentary piece by FutureEd Director Phyllis Jordan on chronic absenteeism in California.

December 2017

FutureEd Research Director Raegen Miller was quoted in Education Week’s Market Brief in a story on ESSA accountability.

December 2017

FutureEd’s report on chronic absenteeism was cited in this American Youth Policy Forum blog post.

December 2017

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Politico Magazine story about “The Education of Betsy DeVos.”

December 2017

The Charlotte Observer published a commentary piece by FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan and Duke University Professor Philip J. Cook on chronic absenteeism in North Carolina.

October 2017

Education Week published a commentary piece jointly written by Attendance Works Director Hedy Chang and FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan.

October 2017

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan was quoted in a Chalkbeat story about whether states will try to manipulate attendance data.

October 2017

FutureEd’s report on chronic absenteeism and ESSA and Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan were quoted in an NPR Story.

September 2017

FutureEd’s event on chronic absenteeism and ESSA was featured in The 74.

September 2017

Research Director Raegen Miller was quoted in an Education Week story about teacher absenteeism.

September 2017

A commentary piece written by Director Thomas Toch and Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan was published in The Washington Post.

September 2017

Research Director Raegen Miller was quoted in a Lansing State Journal article about teacher absenteeism.

August 2017

FutureEd’s report on voucher use in the District of Columbia was the subject of an Education Week blog post.

August 2017

Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Monterey Herald article about charter schools.

June 2017

Director Thomas Toch’s report in the Washington Monthly on the District of Columbia Public Schools’ teacher reforms was featured in an editorial in The Washington Post.

June 2017

Director Thomas Toch’s report in the Washington Monthly on the District of Columbia Public Schools’ teacher reforms was featured in Jay Mathews’ column in The Washington Post.

June 2017

Director Thomas Toch’s report in the Washington Monthly on the District of Columbia Public Schools’ teacher reforms was mentioned in Walt Gardner’s Reality Check blog in Education Week.

June 2017

Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a New York Times story about unexpected hires in the U.S. Education Department.

June 2017

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story about a Pennsylvania bill targeting teachers paid to do union work.

April 2017

FutureEd’s Connect the Dots feature on White House Senior Education Advisor Jason Botel was mentioned in Politico’s Morning Education column.

April 2017

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story on competency-based education in New Hampshire.

March 2017

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an Education Week story about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

March 2017

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch gave a presentation on his report on teacher evaluation at the Education Writers Association national conference.

March 2017

FutureEd’s website launch was reported in Politico’s Morning Education column.

March 2017

FutureEd’s website launch was the subject of a story in The Journal: Transforming Education Through Technology.

March 2017

FutureEd launches its website.

March 2017

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in an NPR story on charter schools.

December 2016

FutureEd Research Director Raegen Miller was quoted in a Jacksonville, Florida Times-Union story on teacher absenteeism.

December 2016

FutureEd Research Director Raegen Miller was mentioned in this Chicago Sun-Times editorial on teacher absenteeism.

November 2016

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch was quoted in a Washington Post story on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 2015