Fixing the Schools
Fixing the Schools
GOP, Dems Target Education Reform Before Midterms

House and Senate Republicans are preparing legislation in support of charter schools, while Democrats target “college affordability.” Both parties play to their bases as the midterm elections approach.

Fixing the Schools
Community Colleges Offer Bachelor’s Degrees

Dozens of community colleges throughout the country now offer the full four-year degree. This could be the long-awaited birth of a convenient and affordable B.A., or it could be a case of credentialism gone wild.

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Teacher Tenure on Trial

Two lawsuits in California and North Carolina suggest that teacher tenure reform could be the next big education policy fight.

Fixing the Schools
Can Transparency and High Quality Schools Fix Higher Education?

Transparency and accessibility of quality schools are two of the biggest problems facing higher-ed today. Here’s how we can begin to address them.

Fixing the Schools
Brookings Report Throws Cold Water on Common Core Hopes

Brookings says that Common Core won’t do much to improve education. This isn’t a great start for the controversial program.

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DC Earns an A Grade for Charter Reform

A new report on the nation’s laws surrounding charter schools provides a clear map of the current battlegrounds and hot spots in education reform.

Fixing the Schools
On Education Reform, Teacher Unions Are Outliers

Teacher unions are battling against education reform and charter schools, but they’ve shifted so far to the fringe that even flagship liberal media outlets aren’t holding back and are speaking out in favor of fixing our schools.

Fixing the Schools
Stuff Learned Trumps Time Served

“Competency-based learning” programs, which allow students to advance based on what they’ve learned rather than their age, are gaining ground at the K–12 level.

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New York Gets Cold Feet on Common Core

The Common Core curriculum seeks to standardize education programs across the country, but New York, an early adopter of the program, is rethinking its support.

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Have Public Schools Found the Answer to Competition from Charters?

Charter schools and school vouchers have dominated most of the education debate over the past decade, but magnet schools are making a comeback as well. As a urban school districts begin to lose students to charter schools, many are looking to magnet schools as a way to compete.

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