The Force Behind Sisulu-Walker

A review of Mary C. Bounds’ “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”

No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education

Cracking the Code of Effective Teaching

A review of Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher”

Inside Successful District-Charter Compacts

Teachers and administrators collaborate to share best practices

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Expand Your Reach

New-world role combines coaching teachers and teaching students

Reporting Opinion, Shaping an Agenda

A review of ‘Teachers Versus the Public,’ by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West

Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods

A review of ‘Lost Classroom, Lost Community’ by Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

Learning in the Digital Age

Better educational apps are coming

Charters Should Be Expected to Serve All Kinds of Students

Part of the forum: Should Charter Schools Enroll More Special Education Students?


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K-12 Leaders & Laggards Circa 2014: How the States Are Doing

Leaders & Laggards grades each state on how it’s doing in 11 areas, using an A to F scale.

Empirical Proof on the Politics of Pensions

Pension benefit increases have been a painless way for politicians from both parties to provide something tangible to powerful interest groups without having to pay the costs immediately.

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EdX Enters K-12 Arena with High School Level MOOCs

9/12/14 | Digital Education (Ed Week)

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Education Next

EdX will release 26 free online courses covering AP and high school level material. Michael Horn has written about the challenges of making MOOCs work for high school students.

"I've Been a Pariah For So Long"

September/October 2014 | Politico Magazine

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Romancing the Child

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Peg Tyre profiles E.D. Hirsch, who was named one of the Politico 50 -- the top thinkers, doers, and dreamers of the year. In the very first issue of Education Next, Hirsch laid out his philosophy of how children learn.

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What We’re Watching: OECD Test for Schools

Schools that want to see if they are holding their students to high standards can test their students using an exam given around the globe. A story on PBS Newshour takes a close look at the test.

What We’re Listening To: A Tale of Two Polls

A story on NPR’s Morning Edition looks into why two new surveys come to different conclusions about the extent of support for the Common Core.

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Effective Schools Help Students Outperform Expectations Based on Cognitive Skills

Differences in school effectiveness have important consequences for students’ academic achievement.

Support for Common Core Slips, But Majority of Public Still In Favor

2014 EdNext poll finds while the public, on average, gives 50% of teachers in their local schools an A or a B grade, 22% are given a D or an F


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