Betsy DeVos, the wealthy Republican activist from Ada who faces her first Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, is likely to be a strong advocate for private school voucher programs if she becomes U.S. Secretary of Education.
Every year, 15 percent of teachers quit, either switching schools or leaving the profession entirely, often to retire. That, in turn, means that each year, schools get a new slate of teachers to replace those who leave.
At the Clayton Christensen Institute, we track disruptive innovations in K–12 schools that upend the traditional factory-based model of school in favor of instructional approaches that better center on each individual student.
A press release from America Rising Squared, the research arm of PAC America Rising, is announcing a letter signed by 20 governors in support of Betsy DeVos as the next head of the federal department of education.
In the national debate about oversight and funding of charter schools, Memphis is at the crossroads of efforts to use charters to move students from bad public schools to classrooms with higher-quality seats.
Teachers are arguing that efforts to change student-disciplinary practices—largely in an attempt to address big racial disparities in who gets suspended and expelled—are making their classrooms harder to manage.
U.S. high school graduation rates are soaring. President Obama announced in October that the 2014-2015 rate was up to 83 percent in a fifth straight record-setting year. The D.C. public schools’ increase was the greatest anywhere, from 53 percent to 69 percent.