Explainers

Primers on Issues in the News

Elevating Teaching and Learning in Tennessee

A FutureEd report, Scaling Reform, documents how Tennessee has enhanced its learning standards for…

Tapping Federal Dollars to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama in late 2015, requires schools…

The Geography of Risk: Skipping School Vaccinations

With a growing number of exemptions from school vaccinations for religious or personal reasons, some schools…

How Did ESSA’s “Non-Academic” Indicator Get So Academic?

When Congress rewrote the federal No Child Left Behind Act to give states greater…

What We Know—And Need to Know—About Private-School Choice

Private-school choice is at the top of the Trump administration’s education agenda. And it’s expanding…

Elevating Teaching Lifts a City’s Schools

Read the story: How D.C, Schools are Revolutionizing Teaching Infographic by …

Candice Jackson: In Her Own Words

Candice Jackson, the acting chief of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, calls…

Private School Choice Across the States

With President Donald Trump pledging to spend federal money to send students to private schools,…