The US Glossary of Education Reform is a free, online resource that explicates and contextualizes major terms, concepts, and strategies in public-education reform. The glossary is designed to give journalists, parents, and the public an accessible, easily navigated, go-to reference for accurate, factual, and objective information on major education-reform issues in the United States. It is also a work in progress that we will be expanding, improving, and refining it over time.
The Glossary of Education Reform was created to help journalists, parents, and community members—anyone with an interest or investment in our public schools—understand some of the major reform concepts being discussed by educators, researchers, and policy makers. In a word, we believe that strong schools, great journalism, and an informed electorate are essential to any well-functioning democracy. For this reason, educators are encouraged to use the glossary to build a stronger understanding of
school-improvement strategies in their communities.