Audit of charter school program finds big problems

The U.S. Education Department’s Office of Inspector General has released a new audit of the federal Charter School Programs that found some alarming results about how charter school networks have used millions of dollars in funding. Among other things, the audit found that charter school networks and for-profit charter management organizations More...

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By admin On Monday, September 26th, 2022

Detecting imposter content on social media

Here’s the first fall 2022 installment of a weekly feature I’ve been running for several years: lessons from the nonprofit News Literacy Project (NLP), which aims to teach students and the public how to More...

By admin On Sunday, September 25th, 2022

HBCUs, college rankings and exclusion

In recent weeks, I have published two guest pieces about college rankings — one titled “Harvard flunks in this college ranking system” and the second titled “Why U.S. News may have to rethink how it More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Why U.S. News may have to rethink college rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 college rankings on Monday, and the results were not especially surprising. Princeton University was No. 1, again; MIT was No. 2, as opposed to tying for No. More...

By admin On Friday, September 9th, 2022

Why one-size-fits-all metrics for evaluating schools must go

For several decades now, education policymakers have been obsessed with data-driven accountability — usually with standardized test scores as the key metric. The approach has failed to achieve any of the More...

By admin On Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Virtual charter schools see enrollments rise

Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are operated outside publicly overseen school districts, sometimes by for-profit companies. Charter advocates say these schools offer choices to families that More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Teacher ‘pay penalty’ hits new high

Comment on this story Comment Amid what is being called crisis-level teacher shortages in public school districts across the country, a new report offers a partial explanation: Average weekly wages of More...

By admin On Sunday, August 14th, 2022

Harvard flunks in these college rankings

Placeholder while article actions load Last week Education Secretary Miguel Cardona slammed college ranking systems that placed importance on high selectivity in admissions, saying at a summit on excellence More...

By admin On Monday, August 1st, 2022

Rise of the ‘jackhammer parent’

They take intensive parenting to new and harmful heights, an educator says. Source link  More...

By admin On Sunday, July 31st, 2022

How Hillsdale-affiliated charter schools spread

Comment on this story Comment I recently wrote a piece about a controversy over disparaging comments that Larry Arnn, president of the small but influential Christian Hillsdale College in Michigan, made More...

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