Education

Thirty years ago, we learned from the report A Nation At Risk: the Imperative for Educational Reform that American students lagged far behind their international peers on a number of benchmarks. The findings expressed serious concerns about content, expectations, time, and teaching. The release of the report was...

We are at the halfway point of summer and now is a great time to take advantage of the wonderful learning opportunities offered during the break. No longer constrained by the four walls of the classroom, a set curriculum, or standardized testing, summer activities help children...

Research indicates that children who have a clear and positive image of their futures are better able to overcome the hurdles that being born into low-income communities can place before them. Beginning in kindergarten, the highest performing, "no-excuses" charter schools expose their students to the...

In today’s economy, there are 23 million American youth who have not found a meaningful place in the workforce—meaning they are not finding work, not finding enough work, or have become discouraged from seeking work altogether. Much of the focus on fixing this problem has...

“If I don’t pass the test, it will make you look bad.” The words stung me deeply as they left the mouth of my former 6th grade student. The dreaded state-testing window was quickly approaching, and I wanted my students to perform well. I was...