Education Books Make Great Gifts

Our guide to the education policy books of 2014.

Does Better Observation Make Better Teachers?

New evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago

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

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Modern Maturity for Charter Schools

Litigation shows they have arrived

Common Core in the Classroom

New standards help teachers create effective lesson plans

Disruptive Innovation in Practice

A review of Michael B. Horn’s and Heather Staker’s “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”

A New Breed of Journalism

Education coverage is on the rise

Diplomas Must Recognize College and Career Readiness

Forum: Rethinking the High School Diploma


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Cisco Networking Academy Provides Clues For Future Of Testing

The online training program’s diverse assessment system and its flexibility should help us move toward a competency-based learning system in which time is variable but learning is constant.

Simply By Forming an Exploratory Committee, Jeb Bush Places School Reform on the National Agenda

In 2016 neither Jeb Bush’s Republican primary opponents nor Hillary Clinton nor even Elizabeth Warren will be able to ignore the poor state of the nation’s schools. For they will be facing a candidate with the strongest school reform credentials any presidential candidate has ever had.

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Jeb Bush Explores 2016 Presidential Race

12/16/14 | USA Today

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Jeb Bush Speaks Out

Education Next

Jeb Bush announced on Tuesday that he will "actively explore" a 2016 presidential race. He spoke about his education record in Florida, the Common Core, and other education issues in an interview with Ed Next last month.

Children of Married Parents More Likely to Do Extracurriculars, Survey Shows

12/11/14 | Ed Week

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from the EdNext Archives

in the news

Was Moynihan Right?

Education Next

According to a report from the Census Bureau, children who live with two married parents are much more likely to participate in extracurricular activities than other children. A new Ed Next article looks at the impact of the rise of single parent families on educational and other outcomes for children.

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What We’re Watching: Our Voices Will Be Heard

The Partnership for Educational Justice interviews nine parents who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws in New York .

What We’re Listening To: How Does A Principal Work?

KIPP Academy Middle School principal Andrew Rubin describes his workday on this edition of Slate’s Working podcast.

Press Releases and Announcements
In the U.S., Nearly a Quarter of All Children Live with an Unmarried Mother

50 years after the Moynihan Report, the percentage of children in mother-only families has risen from around 25% to 50% among blacks, and around 7% to 19% among whites.

Experimental Study Shows Major Benefits for Students Who Attend Live Theater

Culturally enriching field trips increase knowledge, tolerance, and the ability to read emotions of others


The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform