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”

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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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Is Character Education the Answer?
By Guest Blogger

Developing teenagers’ self-regulation may require something other than parables, slogans, inspirational banners, and encouragement from compassionate teachers.

Where Common Core Is Not Controversial

Those who see Common Core as a curricular monoculture, a boondoggle for publishers, or a violation of local control would do well to come to Reno.

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Charter School Enrollments Increased by 13 Percent Nationally

9/16/14 | Washington Post

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Despite Success in New York City, It’s Time for Charters to Guard Their Flanks

Education Next

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools estimates that about 2.5 million students were enrolled in charter schools last year, an increase of 12.6 percent over the year before. Mike Petrilli and Paul Peterson wrote about charter school growth and challenges to charter schools for Ed Next.

EdX Enters K-12 Arena with High School Level MOOCs

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

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from the EdNext Archives

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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.

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What We’re Watching: Embrace the Common Core

IntelligenceSquared recently hosted a debate on the Common Core which featured two Ed Next editors – Rick Hess and Mike Petrilli – on opposite sides.

Ed Next Book Club: Dana Goldstein on The Teacher Wars

Mike Petrilli interviews Dana Goldstein about her new book on teachers.

Press Releases and Announcements
Substantial Opportunities for Improving Teacher Evaluations Lie in the Area of Classroom Observations

Researchers recommend adjusting classroom observation scores for student demographics, using observations conducted by trained external observers

Effective Schools Help Students Outperform Expectations Based on Cognitive Skills

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


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