ANSWER SHEET

By Valerie Strauss

Perspective

Why U.S. News may have to rethink how it creates college rankings

The Carnegie Classifications — a key tool the magazine uses to assemble its famous rankings is going under major revision.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 14, 2022
Analysis

Why one-size-fits-all metrics for evaluating schools must go

Data-driven accountability has failed to achieve any of the goals supporters have championed.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 9, 2022
Analysis

Teacher ‘pay penalty’ hits new high

A new report compares teacher pay to other college graduates — and the news isn't good for educators. See results for each state.

By Valerie StraussAugust 22, 2022
Perspective

Harvard flunks in this college ranking system

If higher education's goal is to lift students up the socioeconomic ladder, Harvard is a fourth-tier institution. Here's a different kind of college ranking.

By Valerie StraussAugust 14, 2022
Perspective

Rise of the ‘jackhammer parent’

They take intensive parenting to new and harmful heights, an educator says.

By Valerie StraussAugust 1, 2022
Perspective

How Hillsdale College-affiliated charter schools spread

The conservative Christian college's network of "classical" charter schools is spreading in multiple states.

By Valerie StraussJuly 30, 2022
Perspective

Six things kids need in school in today’s politicized world

"The education policy context we operate within often seems woefully out of step with the actual children in our classrooms."

By Valerie StraussJuly 28, 2022
Analysis

Maryland’s next governor and public education

Maryland's next governor will have a profound impact on public schools -- and voters have a wide range of options.

By Valerie StraussJuly 15, 2022
Analysis

The hit comedy ‘Abbott Elementary’ is really a tragedy

The conditions undergirding the humor are a national scandal — at which we laugh.

By Valerie StraussJuly 12, 2022
Analysis

Teachers go to the ‘dumbest colleges’ — who said it and why it matters

The president of a conservative Christian college who is an education adviser to the governor of Tennessee sparked a controversy with his comments.

By Valerie StraussJuly 9, 2022
Analysis

What the Biden administration’s new rules for charter schools say

The charter lobby won some concessions but aren't likely to embrace them.

By Valerie StraussJuly 5, 2022

Florida law limiting LGBTQ discussions takes effect — and rocks schools

The White House said the Education Department would welcome civil rights challenges to the measure.

By Valerie StraussJuly 1, 2022
Analysis

Ignoring voters, Arizona approves nation’s largest school voucher scheme

Last time voters had a say, they rejected vouchers. But the GOP went ahead anyway.

By Valerie StraussJune 30, 2022
Perspective

Is the common school in America dying?

“Is the post-modern state now dedicated to segmented tribes — split along divergent ideologies of schooling — rather than rallying behind a common good?”

By Valerie StraussJune 30, 2022
Analysis

Vital education issues the Supreme Court could revisit

School prayer. Teaching evolution. Affirmative action. Discrimination in admissions and hiring.

By Valerie StraussJune 29, 2022
Analysis

A brief lesson on Roe v. Wade

From nonpartisan sources.

By Valerie StraussJune 24, 2022
Perspective

Students chronicle their troubled world

Amid the ferocious debate about public education, it's easy to forget that many students do great work at many schools. Here's some of it.

By Valerie StraussJune 24, 2022
Perspective

How Supreme Court ruling lays groundwork for religious charter schools

Here are the consequences of the ruling that says the state of Maine cannot deny tuition aid to religious schools.

By Valerie StraussJune 21, 2022
Analysis

Texas GOP to schools: Use live ultrasounds to show a ‘preborn child’

It has some other ultra-conservative ideas of what students should learn, too.

By Valerie StraussJune 21, 2022