Study says New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching after charter transformation

The research undercuts one argument for charters — that they’re a solution to bloated bureaucracies at parishwide school systems

Educators worry schools are botching student discipline reform

This story appears courtesy of Education Week. Teachers in Fresno, California, and Des Moines, Iowa, have come out against their districts’ efforts to reform how students are disciplined. Teachers…

Who benefits from New York’s free college plan?

This story was originally published by the Education Writers Association and reprinted with permission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make tuition free year at New York’s public colleges and universities for…

Arkansas schools hire untrained teachers as people lose interest in the profession

Davida Wells is a 22 year-old biology teacher. CREDIT SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK / ARKANSAS PUBLIC MEDIA This story was produced by Arkansas Public Media and is reprinted…

Obama administration tries to smooth path back to school for jailed students

“It comes down to what the president has said many times before: Simply, some people make mistakes.”

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

Louisville spends more to help a growing population


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“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

State works to reframe expectations and close the gap

Experts say teachers are being taught bad science

Here’s a quick quiz. Rate the following statements on a scale from one to five, with one meaning you totally disagree and five meaning you wholeheartedly agree: Beginners and experts…

How do Mississippi charters work and are they “private?”

Q&A with Mississippi Center for Public Policy President Forest Thigpen