EdWeek’s Annual State of the States Report Card: How does your state compare?

Education Week (EdWeek) released its annual special report Quality Counts 2015, which included its State of the States report card. Massachusetts earned top honors with an overall B average while the nation as a whole earned a C. Out of the three categories each state and the nation were graded on, the nation earned the

U.S. Schools Are Not Flatlining!

The idea that U.S. school performance is flat is indefensible. But unfortunately all too many people believe it to be true. Why wouldn’t they? This sentiment is so often stated that it is assumed to be fact, especially since the 2012 PISA results were released last December. For example, in a recent Washington Post column

Are elementary school parents more demanding than high school parents?

In a recent Op-Ed Thomas Friedman asks are we falling behind* as a country in education because: “…too many parents and too many kids just don’t take education seriously enough and don’t want to put in the work needed today to excel?” Friedman asks this question in response to a recent speech in which Secretary