'We live in an era of nearly constant ideological challenge by those who seek to inflame our doubts about whether we are going to ever regain that wonderful No. 1-in-the-world status that we actually never had.'
Unlike the Grammys and the Oscars, the Bunkum Awards are given to winners who would rather not receive them.
There’s a constant barrage of data, reports and papers flying around, and sifting through it with a quality filter, as well as synthesizing large bodies of usually mixed evidence into policy conclusions, are massive challenges. And that's an education researcher talking. Here's why the research wars leave no winners.
Charter schools that start out doing poorly aren't likely to improve, and charters that are successful from the beginning most often stay that way, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University who also analyzed charter management organizations.
Researchers who evaluated 10 learning techniques believed to improve student achievement found that five of them -- including highlighting or underlining, are not very effective.
This year was a busy one for market-based education reform... merit pay, charter schools, the use of value-added and other growth models in teacher evaluations. Is there solid research to back up any of these reforms?
Researchers who looked at data from more than 18,000 10th-graders found little correlation between the time students spent doing homework and better grades in math and science courses. But they did find a positive relationship the time spent on homework and standardized test scores.
School reformers like to say demography is not destiny. But a new study of New York City's reform effort, which made school choice a priority, has failed to bring about educational equity.
Does going to school actually make you smarter (at least, as measured by standard cognitive ability tests)? Answering this question is harder than it would first appear because schooling is confounded with many other variables, Daniel Willingham explains.