Articles on this page examine some of the myriad challenges and difficult choices associated with the work of organizational change in schools. The topic includes discussion of promising strategies and practices associated with supporting and sustaining reform.
Education researcher Jane David and Stanford University education historian Larry Cuban have just published Cutting Through the Hype: The Essential Guide to School Reform. In this interview, David talks about this revised and expanded edition of their popular primer, first published in 2006. Continue
Once completely virtual, some K–12 online schools are settling into buildings
From its humble beginnings with 400 students in 2001, Connections Academy offered a complete, full-time education online for kindergarten through 12th grade students who wanted or needed to learn in more of a home-school setting. Continue
Practice should drive research and policy, not the reverse
When I was eight years old, I was sure that I knew how Santa Claus worked. I knew that the story my parents were telling me could not be true, because mathematically it just did not make sense. There were more than 5 billion people in the world, of which at least a billion were kids. There were only 86,400 seconds in a day. There was no way Santa could get to all of those chimneys. So how did my presents arrive at 402 Winston Avenue in North Baltimore?