Federal Policy

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 9/29) School districts and charter school organizations that have committed but not yet spent…

Congressional Testimony: Covid-Relief Spending on Academic Recovery

FutureEd was invited to testify before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the…

Podcast: Is There a Future in Standards-Based Reform?

After penning a provocative essay on education standards for FutureEd, Mike Cohen, former president…

Play Education Bingo During the State of the Union

With President Joe Biden set to devote much of his annual State…

The Surprising Effects of Teacher Strikes on the Political Landscape

Teachers strikes often generate headlines where they’re taking place, but their influence can extend beyond…

New Data: School Spending in the Time of Covid

Public school spending increased during fiscal year 2020 even as the coronavirus pandemic kept many schools closed,…

Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding

Disrupted for more than a year by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. public education…

Education Spending in Congressional Covid Plans

 For a full account of Congressional Covid-19 aid, read our explainer.

Don’t Abandon Standardized Testing; Rethink It

This appeared as a commentary piece in The Hill. Not surprisingly, the nation’s 13,300…

An Educator to Lead the Education Department

In nominating Miguel Cardona as education secretary, President-Elect Joe Biden has delivered on his promise…

Podcast: Behind the Headlines on Betsy DeVos

In the aftermath of Betsy DeVos’s resignation as education secretary, FutureU hosts Jeff…

Kamala Harris’s Surprising Evolution on Truancy

Much has been written about Kamala Harris’s decision as San Francisco district attorney to threaten…

With an Influx of Covid Relief Funds, States Spend on Schools

This piece and interactive maps were published in The 74. Asked by the U.S. Education…

Strategies for the New Administration to Strengthen Public Education

Among the many challenges facing the Biden-Harris administration is the future of the nation’s public…

Play Education Bingo During the Presidential Debates

With school reopening and private school choice on the political agenda,education is…

The Problem With the Way We Use Evidence in Education

An excerpt from the new book:  Common Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using…

How Governors Are Using Their CARES Act Education Dollars

Back in March, when the coronavirus crisis first shuttered schools and universities, Congress dedicated some…

Public Health and the Safe Reopening of Schools

This piece was originally published as a commentary in Politico. The unfolding complexity of school reopening…

An Education Policy Veteran on the Biden Team

As Vice President Joe Biden runs for president, among those advising him is Carmel Martin, who has…

Inside Post-Covid Schools, Next Year and Beyond

Let’s not repeat the mistakes the education sector made in responding to the last major…

A New, Higher Bar for Title IX Complaints

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has released new federal regulations for Title IX,…

A New Voice for American Education

To celebrate FutureEd’s third anniversary, we’re reposting our launch announcement from March 2, 2017: We…