Education Reporting

National Microschooling Center launches, proving ‘modern one-room schoolhouse’ is no flash-in-the-pandemic phenomenon

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from newsfeature writer Tom Jackson is the seventh in our series. It’s well documented that millions[Read More…]

Special report: Separating fact from fiction about rural school choice

Editor’s note: The Step Up For Students team of Ron Matus, director, policy and public affairs, and Dava Hankerson, director, enterprise data and research, provides an overview in this post of their recent brief demonstrating that education choice is growing in rural Florida. You can view the full brief here.[Read More…]

Innovative Tennessee teacher prep program aims to prepare a new breed of educators

In her 20s, Heather Fracker set her sights on becoming a respiratory therapist. But as John Lennon observed, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” Fast forward two decades, and Fracker, a 43-year-old single mom to two middle schoolers, is pursuing a new dream. In two years,[Read More…]

An opportunity agenda for promoting social and economic mobility for young people: Creating new options and social networks for work and life

Editor’s note: Bruno V. Manno, a senior advisor for the Walton Family Foundation education program and a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Policy, wrote this commentary exclusively for reimaginED. From 1910 to 1940, the soaring demand in America for educated workers to fill new white-collar jobs produced “a[Read More…]

Special report: Why teachers are switching from public to private schools

Editor’s note: The Step Up For Students team of Ron Matus, Amy Stringer and Ronda Dry, as part of an ongoing effort to document the positive effects of education choice on educators as well as families, provide an overview in this post of their recent survey with 177 teachers who[Read More…]

‘Nation’s Report Card’: Two decades of growth wiped out by two years of pandemic

Editor’s note: This analysis of long-term scores from NAEP, which show unprecedented score declines, appeared today on The 74. Two decades of growth for American students in reading and math were wiped away by just two years of pandemic-disrupted learning, according to national test scores released this morning. Dismal releases[Read More…]

Special report on teacher entrepreneurs: Leaving a classroom, starting a school

Editor’s note: This report was compiled by Ronda Dry, Lauren Barlis, Paula Nelson and Ron Matus at Step Up For Students, and Mike McShane and James Shuls with EdChoice. Five of the six authors are former classroom teachers. You can read the full report here. To see a short video about the[Read More…]

How a top teacher college is preparing educators for the future

Editor’s note: Today, reimaginED brings you the first in a three-part series on how the nation’s most innovative teaching colleges are preparing education majors to enter, and more important, stay in the field. We begin with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, ranked as the nation’s[Read More…]