Time to Reimagine Educational Research in America
In just a few weeks it will be three or more years since the research and data agencies in the U.S. Department of Education have had permanent leaders. Neither the Obama administration nor the Trump administration has lifted a finger to make those nominations and appointments. The director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)…

The sad story of public education in St. Louis
The Gateway Arch is lit with golden-colored lights just before sunrise, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in St. Louis. The city is celebrating the moment when the final piece of the 630-foot-tall structure was put into place on Oct. 28, 1965. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) This is the story of public education in St.…

Accountability concerns arise over education savings account bill
The bill’s objective is clear: allow New Hampshire parents to withdraw children from the public school system and provide state adequacy funds to offset private school tuition. But exactly who should administer and control the program outlined in Senate Bill 193 is still being hammered out. As currently drafted, the program would be operated by…

Auditor, education officials differ on MAEP recalculation
JACKSON – Republican Auditor Stacey Pickering says the state Department of Education has underestimated by $732,757 the amount needed to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1. A private audit firm hired by the state Board of Education, as mandated by state law, estimated that full funding…

FLOYD: Education to Advance Equity
As we begin a new academic year, I am often asked by new students and parents to share what I most like about my role as an advising dean in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Though there are many aspects of this role that I enjoy, what I value most is the opportunity…

Lexington school employees told to follow protocol for grievances against principal
A group of about 50 Lexington School employees and community members expressed frustration with the Lauderdale school board Wednesday afternoon when a spokesman for the group wasn’t allowed to publicly address concerns about school Principal Willie Joiner. Just prior to the meeting’s adjournment, board president Ronnie Owens called for audience comments, stressing they could only…

DACA’s repeal is nothing new for American education policy
As a nation that ironically prides itself on free and accessible public education, the United States is now experiencing the most complex of crossroads. The DACA repeal is an issue that intersects classism, racism, immigration and education policy alike. It’s not an easy issue to tackle. It’s not something that can be pushed aside for…

De Blasio, DOE are ignoring subpar education at yeshivas: advocacy group
Mayor de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña are neglecting a massive case of educational malpractice in the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools, an advocacy group said Wednesday. Exposed mostly to intense religious instruction, yeshiva students often lack a basic understanding of math, English, science and social studies, according to Young Advocates for Fair Education, an…