Sharon Wolf discusses the study’s findings on school readiness and the need for policymakers to consider the dimension of neighborhood disadvantage.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas points to successes in educating children from non-dominant backgrounds and suggests that it’s not just about money but also about will.
Jonathan Zimmerman asserts that there are legitimate reasons to oppose school vouchers, but the fact that early voucher proponents had racist motivations does not mean that today’s proponents do.
Marybeth Gasman asserts that loan programs should be more particular in their lending, and borrowers should have a plan for paying back the loans.
Robert Zemsky discusses the changing market in which small private schools are competing.
Richard Ingersoll is cited for his research putting the cost of teacher attrition nationally at approximately $2.2 billion a year.
Joni Finney comments on the report on Pennsylvania’s state universities, indicating that fixing the system as a whole is important, and that that closing campuses would have been more of a distraction than a solution.
Annie McKee promotes caring for self and others, taking responsibility for our own actions and feelings, and leaning in to our natural empathies.
Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis describe the renewal cycle in which school leaders combat negative stress with reflection.
Joni Finney explains that students should look at how much debt they’ve accumulated as an undergrad and their expected debt level on the graduate level.
Pam Grossman discusses education and classroom teaching with reporters at the Education Writers Association national seminar at Georgetown University.
Marybeth Gasman discusses the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate program that trains undergraduates at Hispanic-Serving Institutions for academic careers.
Annie McKee writes about stress in the workplace, why it matters, and what to do about it.
Marybeth Gasman comments on the three university appointments and the message that they communicate.
Marybeth Gasman comments on the trends surrounding the search process for presidents of historically black colleges and universities.
Marybeth Gasman discusses why there is a lack of faculty of color in higher education.
Marybeth Gasman comments on Ruth Simmons’s background as a graduate of a historically black college, her achievements as president of Brown University, and the benefits these experiences will bring to Prairie View.
Richard Ingersoll comments on the history of teachers’ unions and the importance of understanding the historical context when looking at political issues facing unions today.
Laura Perna and Roman Ruiz write about the correlations between place of residence and college attainment, and how understanding these correlations can help target the needs of different communities.
Jonathan Zimmerman questions David Horowitz’s code of ethics and how students can learn the skills of democracy if we prohibit our teachers from modeling them.
Matthew Hartley and Alan Ruby advise a Kazakhstan government working group on how to create a governance structure for a research institution.
Laura Perna notes the need to pay attention to short-term and long-term results for students who are encouraged to attend particular institutions, given the on-average low completion and transfer rates at community colleges.
Jonathan Zimmerman analyzes Harvard’s reported decision to retract admissions offers from 10 students who posted offensive social media messages and suggests that “the best reply to bad speech is always more speech, not less.”
Joni Finney remarks on the disparities among Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities and notes that it is the government’s role to even out the opportunities.
Jonathan Zimmerman discusses how K-12 educators must use care and discretion when expressing political opinions so they do not impose their beliefs on their students.
Richard Ingersoll comments on the importance of retaining teachers of color and the need to improve working conditions in schools where resources are scarce.
Nearly 200 teachers in D.C. Public Schools quit their jobs this school year. Richard Ingersoll comments on the research regarding high turnover rates in schools.
Marybeth Gasman comments on the significance of historically black college Dillard University's large enrollment of black female undergraduate students majoring in physics.
Marybeth Gasman reminisces about her father's racism and his eventual redemption in this essay that encourages open dialogue about race and racism.
Marybeth Gasman and Howard Stevenson participate in a live-streamed panel discussion on “What do we lose when we don’t talk about race and how could our lives improve if we did?"