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How One Ohio School District Is Beating the Odds

Steubenville, Ohio has proven to be one of the nation’s highest achieving high-poverty districts. In…

We Can Fix Chronic Absenteeism

Education Week published a joint commentary piece by Attendance Works Director Hedy Chang and…

5 Myths About Critical Thinking

No one disputes the need for critical thinking in the classroom. Many school districts mention…

Reflections on Teacher Leaders: From a Pro Football Coach

It’s 2006 at a Minnesota Vikings practice. Darren Sharper, a ninth-year veteran and star player, is loafing…

Who’s Teaching at TFA?

Teach for America

A Simple Way to Confront School Absences

FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan partnered with Philip J. Cook, a professor emeritus…

What Chile Teaches Us About School Vouchers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos supports vouchers that allow parents to use taxpayer funds to help…

An Economist’s View on Tax Reform and Public Schools

Public K-12 education depends heavily on state and local funding. But the federal government makes it…

Preschool Suspensions

Center for American Progress

The Power of Fully Supporting Community College Students

Community college graduation rates are abysmal, with barely 20 percent of first-time, full-timers obtaining an…

“Fitting In” and Rising Graduation Rates at UT Austin

Senior Fellow Craig Wacker wrote this piece in July. We’re reprising it with the…

Overcoming the Stigma of Voc Ed In Today’s CTE

In this except from their new book, Making College Work, Georgetown University Professor Harry J. Holzer…

Can Hot Wheels Change the Way We Teach STEM?

Curriculum and standards are key research topics for Morgan Polikoff, a University of Southern California…

Latinos in U.S. Schools

Latinos for Education

For Teachers: The Most Powerful Question

I would argue that the question most likely to result in improvement of a school…

Making College Work: Nudging Student Behavior

In their new book, Making College Work, Georgetown University Professor Harry J. Holzer and Urban…

Bob Hughes: From Equity Lawyer to Gates Strategist

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates today announced a $1.7 billion investment in education over…

Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Is Free College Best for Helping Low-Income Students?

From presidential candidates to state legislators, policymakers are talking about “free college” as a way…

Piloting a New Way to Fund Schools

Deep within the Every Student Succeeds Act lie a few pages describing a pilot program…

New schools chiefs since ESSA

Education Week Analysis

Developing Community Schools at Scale

A Community Schools initiative in New York City is succeeding in delivering additional services…

“An A in Louisiana should be an A in any state in this country.”

On the goals of his state's ESSA plan.

Economic Segregation of Schools

Center for Education Policy Analysis