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Idaho’s Innovation Classrooms Could Be a New Solution for Families That Want More Say in What Happens at School

Looking for a state that can innovate on education? Give Idaho more than a glance. So argues a new Manhattan Institute policy brief on...

Education Can’t Just Be About the Books, Kids Need Life Skills Too

My husband and I have been blessed with two children. I’m grateful that, being both a parent and a teacher, I was able to...

It’s Not Just Misbehavior. Students Are Telling Us Our Schools Aren’t Working.

While adults in schools split hairs over what to call what just happened to young people during the pandemic—“learning loss” vs. “unfinished learning”—the students...

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also...

I Support Public Schools, But My Son Didn’t Learn Anything Last Year. Now He’s in a Private School.

“The wolf took one last look at his mother and father…” My son is reading aloud in the other room. I hear his little voice...

Meeting Black Students’ Needs, One Microschool at a Time

The continued killing of unarmed Black men by police has spurred action across the country. Some people are looking at how we fund law...

More Than a Million Students Have Left Their Public Schools. Where Are They Going?

Just a glance at student attendance rates confirms what many have suspected for a while now: The pandemic had a profound impact on public...

National School Board Association Apologizes for Calling Parent Activism ‘Domestic Terrorism’ But It Might Be Too Late

Months after issuing a letter that called on President Biden to use federal agencies to stop “threats and acts of violence” at school board...