Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted on Education Week Last month, the General Electric Foundation announced that it is making an $18 million grant available to Student Achievement Partners, intended to help teachers understand the kinds of shifts in instruction that will be needed to implement the new Common Core State...

Cross-posted from Education Week In this blog, I will indulge in some simple arithmetic.  Let's start with the total expenditures for our schools, which were $506,827,246,000 in the most recent year for which we have data.  Next, let's note what that comes to if divided...

Cross-posted from Education Week One of the most interesting special analyses done in connection with the 2009 OECD PISA survey was a study called Against the Odds: Disadvantaged Students Who Succeed in School, done by the Urban Institute for OECD's Education Directorate. The idea was to...

Cross-posted from Education Week There was an interesting article in the New York Times the other day by Catherine Rampell on "Why Students Leave the Engineering Track."  She had found a table in the most recent National Science Foundation's report on Science and Engineering Indicators,...