• 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.

  • Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think

    A new proposal for reforming teacher education

What We’re Watching: Learning from the Long-Term Effects of School Choice in America

The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard hosted a conference last month on the long-term effects of choice.

EdNext Podcast: The Trouble with Ranking Teacher-Prep Programs

For a brief period, states were required to rank their teacher education programs based in part on how much their graduates were boosting student test scores. But when Paul von Hippel and Laura Bellows took a close look at the evaluations of teacher education programs in six states, they found that the differences between the programs in their graduates’ impact on student learning were negligible.

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