Miguel Cardona

EXPLAINER: What Is the Charter Schools Program and Why Are Equity Advocates So Angry With Biden?

Today thousands of Americans are gathered in Washington D.C., protesting the Biden Administraton's gutting of a 37-year law called the…

4 days ago

EL-MEKKI: We Have an Education Crisis in Our Hands and Curtailing the Charter Schools Program Is No Way to Fix It

Sharif El-Mekki is the founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. He is a former principal of…

1 month ago

Education Law Center as ‘Brainless Cult’? New Jerseyans Weigh In on Feds’ Rejection of Murphy’s School Aid Allocations

Yesterday Education Law Center celebrated the news that the U.S. Education Department has ordered the Murphy Administration to increase state…

6 months ago

6 Data Points for Parents Wondering About Remote Instruction

 Two months ago, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement, “Schools have shown that they can - and…

9 months ago

Parent Voices on Masks in Schools, Mandatory Vaccines, and Virtual Learning Options

New Jersey is abuzz (at least among parents of K-12 students) with reactions to Gov. Phil Murphy’s mandates that 1)…

9 months ago

EXPLAINER: What Are Standardized Tests and Why Do We Need Them?

Few education topics get parents, teachers, and school leaders more riled up than discussions about using results from student tests…

11 months ago

Civil Rights Advocates to Cardona: Don’t ‘Sweep Learning Disparities Under the Rug’ by Granting Waivers for Assessments

This is a letter addressed to President Biden's nominee for U.S. education secretary, Dr. Miguel Cardona, and signed by major…

1 year ago

No Retakes, No Extensions: A Student’s Open Letter To Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

This is a post by Gregory Wickham, a New York City student. He is the son of best-selling writer Alina Adams, who…

1 year ago

COMMENTARY: Was DeVos Really the “Worst Secretary of Education Ever”?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned last night, citing Wednesday’s putsch at the Capitol, Trump’s incitement of violence, and her concern that…

1 year ago

COMMENTARY: I’m No DeVos Fan, but the New York Times’s Broadside Shows Its Bias

The New York Times Editorial Board, in a piece published Sunday called “The Wreckage Betsy DeVos Leaves Behind,” excoriates out-going…

1 year ago