Chris Maske, third grade teacher at Freeman Elementary, explains an assignment Friday morning, Jan. 10, 2014 in Freeman, S.D. The grammar lesson uses the Common Core standards.

Common Core’s unintended consequence?

More teachers write their own curricula

Jayne Ellspermann

Common Core works – when teachers and parents get a say in rewriting it

This is the second letter in a series between Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, and Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High…

Congress should rewrite No Child Left Behind to help schools improve, not punish them on Friday

Robert Rothman After thirteen years, Congress appears poised to write a new law to replace the No Child Left Behind Act, the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary…

Prove it: How does blended learning look in a classroom?

There are plenty of snazzy online videos that feature people advocating for the use of technology in the nation’s schools. But it’s rare to find quality video of what blended…

As a whole new kind of college emerges, critics fret over standards

Competency education offers credit for experience, but who decides? Critics worry whether competency-based education is growing too fast for standards to be set.

The biggest losers in the No Child Left Behind rewrite

Rural school districts and states with large, rural populations are poised to lose a disproportionate amount of funding and opportunities to innovate under a bill proposed by House Republicans, according…

Q&A with Shaun Harper: Fix the system, and black and brown men will follow

A new national collaborative explicitly aimed at improving outcomes for boys and men of color pivots from the current narrative and focuses on institutions that reduce the quality of life…


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High School design team members check out ideas written on post-it notes during a brainstorming session.

A new way to design a school

Students get to help create their own school

Chicago school board member under investigation wins education industry award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Chicago school board member embroiled in controversy over her investments in companies that do business with the district received a standing ovation and a “Friend of…