An event will take place on March 5 in Washington, D.C.
Education Next is running a series of articles on the state of the American family.
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Talking education policy with Florida’s former governor
This year’s John Bates Clark medal, given to the most promising American economist under 40, has been awarded to Roland Fryer.
Krissy Clark of Marketplace visits Dayton, Ohio, which has one of the worst rates of economic mobility in the U.S, but which is also the home of a great deal of education innovation.
On Tuesday, April 28, the Fordham Institute will host a conversation with Greg Toppo about his new book, The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.
PBS NewsHour looks into the impact of legislation that promised to hold students back who cannot pass the state’s reading test by the end of third grade.
“A headache-inducing logic problem from Singapore’s Math Olympiad went viral this week, sparking online debates, a Twitter hashtag, and even a song that mimics the process of elimination that leads to the correct answer,” notes Libby Nelson in Vox.
The state of Massachusetts is poised to take over the schools in Holyoke, after taking over the schools in Lawrence four years ago.
Behind the Headline: Is Education Technology Where Women Are Starting To Buck The Tech World’s Sexist Trends?
“In the geeky boys’ club of tech, education tech may be one of the few slightly more bright spots where female founders and CEOs are showing up—and staying the course—in greater numbers,” writes Tony Wan in Fast Company.
When the Boston Public Schools commissioned a study to identify schools that are helping black and Latino boys close the achievement gap, they were unable to find any traditional district schools where black and Latino boys were achieving at levels that matched or exceeded state averages, writes Michael Jonas in Commonwealth magazine.
Teacher Marilyn Rhames gives teachers strategic advice on how to start new school programs. Rhames appeared at a Cage-Busting Teacher event at AEI.
In RealClear Education, Kate Walsh analyzes the battle between schools of education and their accreditors over efforts to raise standards and hold ed schools accountable.
Senate leaders have released a bipartisan proposal to replace NCLB which would give states more leeway when it comes to setting academic standards, evaluating teachers, and deciding what to do about low-performing schools. The law would continue to require annual testing.
In USA Today, Richard Whitmire argues that charter authorizers need to be more aggressive about shutting down poorly performing charter schools.
In the latest issue of the New York Review of Books, Christopher Jencks reviews Legacies of the War on Poverty and explains why there is disagreement over the impact of the War on Poverty and why it is so difficult to measure changes in the poverty rate over time.
In Washington, D.C., the percentage of students enrolled in charter schools has grown every year for almost 20 years, but this year, enrollment has leveled off at 44 percent, notes Michael Allison Chandler.
Behind the Headline: There’s a Big Hole in How Teachers Build Skills, and Pinterest Is Helping Fill It
For many teachers, Pinterest has become a valuable place to find creative lesson plans, classroom decorations, and teaching tips, notes Madeleine Cummings in Slate.
In the Wall St. Journal, Eva Moskowitz warns that many across the country are engaging in a misguided campaign to diminish the school discipline needed to ensure a nurturing and productive learning environment.
Behind the Headline: Common Core Is Unpopular In Louisiana When You Call It Common Core, LSU Survey Finds
In Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the state legislature to drop the Common Core state standards in its upcoming legislative session, a survey finds high support for “generic” academic standards but lower support for the Common Core standards.
Mike Petrilli interviews Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim about their new book.
A middle school in Nashville is embracing “opportunity culture” and allowing its most talented teachers to lead multiple classrooms.
On Tuesday, March 31, the Brown Center hosted an event looking at what policymakers need to know about how noncognitive skills like grit can be cultivated.
In the Washington Post, Emma Brown describes the findings of a new study by Joshua Goodman on the impact of snow days on student achievement.
Rick Hess and Bethany Little describe how state and local school systems could use data and evidence to improve student outcomes just like Billy Beane did for the Oakland A’s.
On Wednesday, April 15, AEI will host a discussion of The Cage-Busting Teacher, a new book by Rick Hess.
When seats open up in charter schools mid-year, should those spots be filled by students on the waiting list, or should they be allowed to remain empty?
Chester E. Finn, Jr. wonders how it is possible that Brookings is allowing Russ Whitehurst to leave his position as the head of the Brown Center on Education Policy
The Foundation for Excellence in Education is offering a new online course about the threat a failing education system poses to national security.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, two leaders of the D.C. Public Charter School Board argue that the goal should not be for ALL D.C. schools to become charter schools.
We’re hiring a manuscript editor at Education Next.
WNYC series looks at what it is like to be 12 years old.
Pam Reilly, Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2014, talks about the Common Core standards.
A parent in Virginia has sued state officials to force the release of value-added evaluation data for thousands of teachers across Virginia. The Washington Post ran on its front page a long article by Emma Brown about the issue raised by the lawsuit.
Rick Hess talks about his new book, The Cage-Busting Teacher, which aims to help teachers who want to make their schools better for kids and teachers alike.
This St. Patrick’s Day, as always, “what will likely go unheralded is the singular achievement of the Irish in their adopted homeland: the Catholic school system that stretches across the nation and ranges from kindergarten through college.” So writes William McGurn in today’s Wall Street Journal.
On Thursday March 26, Tom Loveless and Matt Chingos discussed the Brown Center’s new report on reading and the gender gap.
A new PBS documentary, 180 Days: Hartsville, explores how a town in South Carolina is working to provide a better education for its poor students.
What happens when a program brings together students from a poor public school and a rich private school that are three miles apart?
The Cato Institute has produced a short film about New Hampshire’s scholarship tax credit program.
In his New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof argues that Democrats made a historic mistake fifty years ago when they distanced themselves from the Moynihan Report.
Affluent parents busy juggling work and family are increasingly turning to Uber and other app-based car services to take their kids to and from school and afterschool activities.
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