The authority to intervene in local districts remains an essential tool if states want to continue playing a meaningful role in improving local schools.
How do efforts to reinvent career and technical education fit into a broader portfolio strategy to improve the quality and diversity of school options for students?
LeBron James's School Drew Lots of Attention, but It Doesn't Take an NBA Star for Districts to Forge Innovative Partnerships
If partnership schools prove able to turn around persistently struggling schools, they may be well the effort—but this is still a big if.
The more choice and autonomy become the norm, the more urgent is the need to find new ways to ensure they bring advantages to the most vulnerable and unique student populations.
The rapid movement of young college graduates into previously low-income neighborhoods opens up a new opportunity for effective integrated K–12 education.