U.S. Department of Education Rated Among Top Agencies on “Invest In What Works” Federal Standard of Excellence

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s leading efforts to use evidence and data in its management, budget, and policy decisions have been recognized in Results for America’s 2019 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence. Results for America...

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’ – Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard Explains the Program’s Effect on Teachers, Including Herself – Education Next

Elisa Villanueva Beard In this issue of the journal, Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo report on how the Teach For America experience affects teacher-participants. Education Next editor Martin West discussed the article with the CEO of...

Secretary DeVos Finalizes Higher Education Regulations that Promote Innovation, Protect Students, and Reduce Regulatory Burden

WASHINGTON—As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink Higher Education agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of final accreditation and state authorization distance education regulations designed to expand...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos on 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress Results

Thank you, Tonya Matthews, for that kind introduction and for your service as Acting Chair. Thank you to all our National Assessment Governing Board members for maintaining our "national yardstick" of student achievement. Since 1992 the Nation's Report Card has...

Statement from Secretary DeVos on 2019 NAEP Results

WASHINGTON—U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results: “Every American family needs to open The Nation’s Report Card this year and think about what it means for their...

New Red Sox Executive Credits Classics Education – Education Next

By Ira Stoll 10/29/2019 Print | NO PDF A press conference this week to announce the new chief baseball officer of the Boston Red Sox turned into an impromptu defense of the liberal arts. Chaim Bloom, 36, was hired to help turn around the American League team, which...

A Certificate, Then a Degree: Certificate-first programs can help tackle America’s college-completion crisis – Education Next

There’s plenty of high-profile concern and handwringing about college debt in the United States, with some aspiring presidential candidates offering dueling proposals to cancel all $1.5 trillion in outstanding student-loan obligations. But the far bigger problem...

Antoinette Love’s Inspiring Education Story – ED.gov Blog

[embedded content] Earlier this year Antoinette Love, a charter school student in New Orleans, was accepted into a record-setting 116 colleges and was offered more than $3.7 million in scholarships. As notable as her college acceptance feat is, her journey is even...

Secretary DeVos Joins Parents, Students, Members of Congress to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of DCOSP

WASHINGTON- Today, hundreds of parents, students, and education freedom advocates gathered at the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) and to call on Congress to act immediately on its...

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Recipients of the 2019 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2019 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The 10 principals from the 2019 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program 15th Anniversary Celebration

I'm so happy to be with all of you this morning. I especially want to thank Senator Ron Johnson, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Congressman Andy Harris, and Congressman Ralph Norman for your leadership on the hill and for your commitment to education freedom. Thanks to...

How To Get Past the “Talent Hogs” Problem – Education Next

A charismatic charter network leader reminded us recently of his high-poverty schools’ laudable learning results. His secret sauce? Wooing the best teachers and principals away from surrounding districts. We call this a “Talent Hog” strategy, and its prevalence...

The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid? – Education Next

By Education Next 10/21/2019 Print | NO PDF Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions. Read the full article,...

Nine Ways Technology Can Boost STEM Learning – ED.gov Blog

Across the nation, innovative programs are preparing students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects, often called STEM, can open up new pathways to success in the 21st century workforce and also means new opportunities...

EdNext Podcast: Elisa Villanueva Beard and the Impact of Teach For America – Education Next

By Education Next 10/16/2019 Print | NO PDF Elisa Villanueva Beard, the CEO of Teach For America, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the organization and a new study by Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, which details how...

The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College? – Education Next

By Education Next 10/15/2019 Print | NO PDF Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book “Choosing College,” co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions...