Education

Virginia’s Sensible Upgrades to its Charter School Law For supporters (and opponents) of public charter schools, Virginia’s 2016 General Assembly session attracted a great deal of attention to proposed legislation, authored by Senator Mark Obenshain, which sought to allow the state board of education to approve new charter [Read More...]
A Golden Chance for States to Fuel Educational Opportunity Pensacola (FL) News Journal States and school districts have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to pursue student-centered, results-oriented policy and funding for their educational systems in order to provide greater opportunity and equality for students. This is a pivotal time for our [Read More...]
Equality of Educational Opportunity Must Recognize Success of Student Outcomes – Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights WRITTEN TESTIMONY FOR THE U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS BRIEFING ON Public Education Funding Inequality in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation DOUG MESECAR ADJUNCT SCHOLAR, LEXINGTON INSTITUTE MAY 20, 2016 Equality of Educational Opportunity Must Recognize [Read More...]
Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Military-Connected Students From the Newport News Daily Press “Tip of the spear” is a phrase sometimes used in military operations to mean the first soldiers and sailors to go into combat. In civilian usage, it can mean the first to venture into [Read More...]
Charter Schools Would Benefit Virginia’s Military Families (From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot) Virginia’s Senate Democrats and a small number of Republicans earlier this spring defeated legislation making it easier to build more quality charter schools. This may prove most costly for Virginia’s military families, who will have to wait longer for quality [Read More...]
Announcing the Third Cohort of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows Congratulations to our exciting new class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows, announced this morning.  Each of these pioneering education leaders has demonstrated through the application and interview process their desire to do even more to support teachers and [Read More...]
Improve Educational Outcomes by Adopting Performance-Based Funding The Buffalo News New York has a new state budget that increases spending to almost $25 billion for the state’s districts and schools, a historic amount that comes with few, if any, expectations that the dollars produce demonstrable academic results. [Read More...]
Innovating to Accelerate Gains at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington, DC Executive Summary Truesdell Education Campus in the District of Columbia Public Schools, is quickly becoming one of the most innovative elementary schools in the region, with the student academic gains and outcomes to prove it.  Central to this innovation is [Read More...]
From Good to Great Through Personalized Learning in Loudoun County, Virginia Click here to download the article as PDF. Executive Summary This fall, Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools will introduce a new personalized learning approach in 15 elementary and secondary schools, adding a powerful strategy to the district’s overall vision [Read More...]
Announcing the Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowships Third Cohort We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows.  Applications are online here and will remain open through April 10th. The LELA fellowship remains the only national initiative [Read More...]
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