Cracking the Code of Effective Teaching

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

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

Inside Successful District-Charter Compacts

Teachers and administrators collaborate to share best practices

Beyond the Factory Model

Oakland teachers learn how to blend

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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?


From Our Blog

Thanks, Bobby Jindal!

When the court decides, as it almost certainly has to that, in fact, no one forced Louisiana or any other state to adopt Common Core, the most effective anti-Common Core argument goes, “Poof!”

Is Ed Reform Tripping with a Testing High?

Boston’s successful charter schools appear to be able to get students to know more stuff but do not improve their ability to think quickly, keep things in memory, or solve new problems.

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On Top of the News

How Social Media Silences Debate

8/26/14 | The Upshot (New York Times)

Behind the Headline

from the EdNext Archives

in the news

Tweet Thine Enemy

Education Next

A new Pew report finds that using social media makes people less likely to express views that differ from those of their friends. An Ed Next article looks at how this polarization is playing out in the education policy world.

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep--School Starts Too Early

8/25/14 | The Atlantic

Behind the Headline

from the EdNext Archives

in the news

Do Schools Begin Too Early?

Education Next

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement in support of later school start times to promote adolescent health and safety. In a study published by Education Next, Finley Edwards found that later start times boost student achievement.

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What We’re Watching: Education and Opportunity Book Launch

On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at noon, AEI will host a launch event for “Education and Opportunity,” a new book by Mike McShane.

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.

Press Releases and Announcements
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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