Standards

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

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

Unfinished Agenda: The Future of Standards-Based School Reform

Few people have played a larger role in efforts to raise standards in the nation’s…

Spending Federal Covid Relief Aid for Schools Effectively and Equitably

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch spoke with Julie Allen, a Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative senior fellow,…

 Why Can’t We Teach Students to Higher Standards in Public Education?

In his new book, Beyond Standards, USC associate professor Morgan Polikoff contends that the…

Why are High-Quality Curricula Not Reaching More Students?  

Results from the latest round of testing by the National Assessment of Educational Progress are…

The Case for (Smart) Standardized Testing

These remarks are adapted from the keynote address by Chris Cerf, the former New Jersey…

Isn’t School for Math and Science and Reading?

One question haunts George Packer’s Atlantic 10,000-word essay that has roiled the education world, and it…

Reflections of a School Reformer

Bob Wise served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education from 2005 until his…

Podcast: How Tennessee is Improving Teaching & Learning

Nearly a decade ago, Tennessee embarked on an ambitious effort to strengthen teaching and learning from…

Scaling Reform: Tennessee’s Statewide Teacher Transformation

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act has placed authority for improving education squarely in states’…

How the Common Core Changed Standardized Testing

When the U.S. Department of Education awarded $350 million to two consortia of states in…

Myth, Reality and the Common Core

The Common Core has been a lightning rod for criticism for much of the past…