• In Schools, Teacher Quality Matters Most

    Today’s research reinforces Coleman’s findings

  • After Common Core, States Set Rigorous Standards

    Forty-five states raise the student proficiency bar

  • Desegregation Since the Coleman Report

    Racial composition of schools and student learning

  • Game Plan for Learning

    Building on Coleman’s early theories, new academic competitions motivate students to achieve

  • What Matters for Student Achievement

    Updating Coleman on the influence of families and schools

  • The Life and Times of James S. Coleman

    Hero and villain of school policy research

What We’re Watching: Should Charter Schools Be Allowed to Push Out Difficult Kids?

Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie talks with Robert Pondiscio about the charge that Success Academy charter schools try to push out students who are difficult to manage, and about whether poor kids should have the same right to disruption-free schools as rich kids.

EdNext Podcast: Do Snow Days Hurt Student Learning?

Each winter, thousands of school superintendents must decide whether or not to cancel school in light of an impending snow storm. In this week’s podcast, Marty West talks with Josh Goodman, the author of “In Defense of Snow Days,” about why they should err on the side of cancelling school.

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