Latest from Jay Mathews

Author of teacher bestsellers warns against flawed social justice concepts

With 1.3 million copies in print, Doug Lemov defends intense classroom rules
  • Sep 26, 2021

How to teach about race: One way is to have kids talk to each other in class

An expert says it works, but I suspect some parents will object
  • Sep 19, 2021

Cure for loss of SAT/ACT tests: Stop banning high school kids from college courses

We’ll improve college readiness if we let everyone take AP or IB.
  • Sep 12, 2021

How to fight big universities that stomp on your local college credits

A community college expert exposes lies and weakness in the transfer process.
  • Sep 5, 2021

Our most dazzling self-taught students may find college admission difficult

Comedy legends Nichols and May met because they thought only one school would have them
  • Aug 29, 2021

Schools should use substitute teachers much less, says veteran sub

Why do teachers need to miss class for labor negotiations or golf team trips?
  • Aug 22, 2021

She refused to start a charter school unless it was for D.C. kids

Twenty years later, Susan Schaeffler has 7,300 students and many ideas.
  • Aug 15, 2021

How are our public school gifted programs doing? It’s hard to say.

One study sees little indication of what works. Most programs are four hours or less per week.
  • Aug 8, 2021

America’s most accelerated math program blasts through pandemic

How did two parents start it in a mostly disadvantaged district?
  • Aug 1, 2021

Critical race theory or not, let’s tap into all students’ potential

One high school engaged in a daring campaign to accelerate disadvantaged kids.
  • Jul 25, 2021