Articles: Reform

Education Platforms for America

The Democratic national education platform, just released in September, calls for a strong public education with publicly-funded programs. The Republican national education platform calls for more consumer choice.

Turning Around Kentucky

This turnaround expert has used formative assessment (and common sense) to raise achievement in three districts in six years.

Unsung Heroes

Guidance counselors, sometimes underappreciated in difficult budgetary times, are feeling more respect in their quest to combat bullying.

Paul Vallas for Sale

The non-traditional schools chief teams with Cambium to reform struggling districts.

Michigan Education Achievement Authority

John Covington talks about the new organization to improve the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in Michigan.

The Costs of Common Core

As school leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core Standards in 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.

California Makes a Plea for the Arts

Calif. constituents join together to form Create CA, an initiative to make arts education a priority.

Putting the Arts to the Test

New PCAH initiative will place robust arts programs in eight low-performing schools.

Louisiana Forges Ahead With Voucher Program

New bill will allow low-and middle-income students attending Louisiana low-performing public schools to receive state-funded vouchers.

Under the Radar

Like Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, the curricular subject of geography has been flying under the radar.

Her Own Brand of Education Reform

Unlike predecessor Michelle Rhee, Chancellor Kaya Henderson of the District of Columbia Public Schools works to balance accountability with collegiality.

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