Republicans Should Rally Around School Choice

From Idaho Education News June 11, 2014 Republicans gathering this week in Moscow should reaffirm their support for school choice. Idaho’s families and children have benefited from the expansion of school options, they like them, and they want more of them. Because of Republican leadership in the legislature, in the Governor’s office and in the more »

Making the Most of Longer School Days

By Jay Matthews From The Washington Post May 21, 2014 Many school improvement ideas vie for attention these days — the Common Core standards, new online and in-class teaching combinations, more social services, better ways to rate teachers. The most promising reform, I think, is increasing the length of the school day and school year. more »

Why We are Betting on Washington State Charters

By Terry Ryan & Marta Reyes Newberry From Flypaper Blog on Ed Excellence June 6, 2014 Here follows the ninth entry in Fordham’s “Charter School Policy Wonk-a-Thon,” in which Mike Petrilli challenged a number of prominent scholars, practitioners, and policy analysts to take a stab at explaining why some charter sectors outpace their local district more »