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Chicago’s mayor sees through the fog on school autonomy

Paul Hill | Wed, 02/20/2019

In a look at Chicago's dramatic school improvements, Paul Hill argues that school autonomy distinguishes high-performing schools from the run of the mill.

How a proposal for flexible funding can help families close the enrichment gap

Travis Pillow, Ashley Jochim | Tue, 02/05/2019

Offering lower-income families an allowance to customize out-of-school learning experiences could help close the enrichment gap.

The Future of School Choice Isn't About Schools — It's About Learning Opportunities

Robin Lake | Tue, 01/29/2019

The school choice movement should evolve to provide new student pathways and better serve every student's individual needs.

New Ideas for a New Era of Public Education

How can schools prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges?
Considering ways to "unbundle" learning when the need for advanced skills, social cohesion, and adaptability have never been greater.

Can we create school accountability policies that people will believe in?
Ideas for integrated “light” governance to ensure necessary oversight while encouraging innovation and personalization.

How will teachers manage an increasingly complex profession? 
Elevating teacher voice and differentiating roles to better diagnose student needs, curate activities, and assess learning.

What can we do to prepare students for the work of the future?
Restructuring the traditional high school-college-career continuum to create more equitable pathways to economic and social mobility.