• Have States Maintained High Expectations for Student Performance?

    An analysis of 2017 state proficiency standards

  • The Case for Holding Students Accountable

    How extrinsic motivation gets kids to work harder and learn more

  • Rating Teacher-Preparation Programs

    Can value-added make useful distinctions?

  • Higher Ed, Lower Spending

    As States Cut Back, Where Has the Money Gone?

  • Strengthening the Roots of the Charter-School Movement

    How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow

  • Interpreting the 2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results

    Education Next has released a series of posts analyzing the 2017 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

What We’re Watching: Are State Proficiency Standards Falling?

On Tuesday, May 22, Education Next presented the results of its latest evaluation of the rigor of state proficiency standards at an event hosted by the Hoover Institution.

EdNext Podcast: Motivating American Students to Work Harder

In the United States, we don’t expect most kids to work very hard, and they don’t. So write Mike Petrilli and Adam Tyner of the Fordham Institute in a new EdNext article about student motivation. Should we try to make schools more engaging? Use external exams to hold students accountable for their learning? Adam Tyner sits down with Marty West to discuss some options that he and Mike Petrilli explore in their article, “The Case for Holding Students Accountable.”

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