Is It Time to Reexamine Grading?
There’s compelling evidence for stronger student work and more meaningful instruction when grades in K-12 education are eliminated or made unrecognizable.
The Surprising History of Homework Reform
Really, kids, there was a time when lots of grownups thought homework was bad for you.
When Teachers Stopped Beating Kids
Corporal punishment of students largely fell out of favor in the early 19th century. The preferred new system used prizes to encourage good behavior.
The High School of the Future (in 1917)
In 1917, a Progressive education reformer surveyed the high school landscape and looked to the future. His grand plans still haven’t come to fruition.
The Bloody Results of Mexico’s High-Stakes School Testing
Mexico’s struggle for education reform has been a long journey paved in protests. Today's struggles have been a long time in the making.
Charter School Networks: How They’re Funded
We look at the role the federal government and private donors play in funding charter school networks.
Public Schools, Private Profit
How for profit publications impact public schools
Should Education Be Efficient?
What do education leaders mean by "efficient" schools?
The Rise and Fall of “Education for Leisure”
Where did the notion of teaching people how to spend their free time come from, and why did it disappear?