Poll: Philadelphia Educators Charged in Cheating Scandal

Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed multiple felony charged against four elementary school teachers and a principal for their alleged roles in cheating on state exams. The charges — which include perjury, tampering with public records, forgery and criminal conspiracy — stem from allegations of changing student answers, providing answers to...

Should School Allow Student to Fly Confederate Flag?

Last week, a student at Steinert High School in Hamilton, New Jersey, told a local TV news station that he was suspended after refusing to remove a large Confederate flag from his pickup truck at school. It turns out there was no suspension — “No student at Steinert...

What Does Common Core Say About Public Education?

In a recent Education Week blog post, a critic of the Common Core argues that the implementation of this educational reform exposes the excessive influence of corporate philanthropy. Specifically, the author contends ...

Response to Our Survey for Educators

Thank you to the more than 1,000 people who have already submitted our survey on the state of American education today. We especially appreciate the many insightful and interesting comments respondents submitted with the survey, and we wanted to share some of them with you here. If...

Cops on Campus: What Do You Think?

Placing police officers on school campuses is nothing new. But in response to the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and elsewhere, the idea is gaining traction. It's also coming under fire by some youth advocates, judges and criminologists....

Finland, South Korea Top Education Rankings

According to a recent global study, Finland and South Korea sit atop the list for the best countries for educational systems. The U.S. ranked 17th overall out of 50 countries ranked in the report. The goal of the study, which was conducted by the education...