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The young have not given up on American education…. Read More

How education innovation can thrive at scale

When evidence of effectiveness becomes a basis for program adoption, then innovators with proven solutions will thrive…. Read More

Diverse schools serve all of us

Truly diverse schools are an educational imperative and benefit all students and the broader society…. Read More

Tale of two schools

Charter schools are not delivering enough quality to justify trashing an entire system of public education that has long served this country well…. Read More

Confusion reigns

Are American schools good or bad? It seems that we can’t decide…. Read More

Better ways to use parent power

Children shouldn’t be stuck in failing schools, but parent trigger laws are not the answer for improving their situation…. Read More

PDK Emerging Leader heads back to school

Steven Weber has been a teacher, a state education official, and a school district central office administrator. Now, having developed a broader perspective on education policy and government, he’s back in school as a principal of Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, N.C. Here he talks about how his experience has shaped… Read More

The data backlash

Done right, data collection benefits students more than anyone…. Read More

Nullius in verba

If the state wants to use a high-stakes test, it must be willing to share what it knows about validity of the test with the public…. Read More

Executing schools and killing opportunity

Be deliberate and pause to consider everyone who is affected by a school’s death…. Read More


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