A rundown of the top posts on the Education Next blog in 2011
A rundown of the most read Education Next articles of the past year
On Top of the News States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests Wall Street Journal | 8/11/11 Behind the Headline Few States Set World-Class Standards Education Next | Summer 2008 A new NCES report finds that, while some states have raised their standards for proficiency in math and reading, most states still fall […]
On Top of the News Charter School Forges Ahead with Expansion Wall Street Journal | 7/14/11 Behind the Headline Future Schools Education Next | Summer 2011 Rocketship Education hopes to open 20 additional hybrid schools in California by 2017, a plan opposed by the local union and school district. The charter organization, which already runs […]
On Top of the News Don’t Ditch Testing After Atlanta Cheating, Boost Test Security CNN.com | 07/13/11 Behind the Headline Cheating to the Test Education Next | Spring 2001 Cheating should not lead us to abandon assessments, writes Chester Finn on CNN.com. Instead, listen to testing expert Greg Cizek, who participated in the investigation of […]
On Top of the News D. C. School Ratings Up Among System Parents, but Doubts Remain Washington Post | 06/22/11 Behind the Headline Mismatch Education Next | Fall 2011 According to a new survey by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is viewed more favorably now than […]
In 2009, a new charter school in New York City announced that it would pay all its teachers $125,000 a year with the possibility of a bonus on top of that. A new study by Mathematica finds that students at the school (called The Equity Project) have learned in four years as much math as they would have learned in 5.6 years elsewhere.
In the New York Times, Jane Peterson writes about a Chinese-immersion charter school in Minneapolis.
The cover story of Time magazine this week looks at the “latest batch of tech tycoons turned education reformers” who are behind the Vergara v. California lawsuit.
On Top of the News Houston Superintendent Wins Urban Educator of the Year Award 10/23/14 | District Dossier (Ed Week) Behind the Headline Still Reforming After All These Years Fall 2014 | Education Next Terry Grier, the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, has been given the 2014 Urban Educator of the Year award […]
New research from New York City continues to find that small high schools there have boosted graduation rates for disadvantaged students of color.
AEI hosted a discussion on October 22 on where things stand with the Common Core and how its future looks. Panelists were Rick Hess, Catherine Gewertz, and Chris Minnich.
The New York Times Room for Debate page hosts a variety of pieces today on whether high schools should drop their sports teams.
This week’s episode of This American Life tells stories of how schools handle misbehaving kids.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings advocates letting students control the pace of their own learning, which may include binge-learning calculus.
Teachers unions are spending big in this year’s midterm elections.
As part of Stanford University’s State of the Union 2014 course, Randi Weingarten, Linda Darling-Hammond and Chester Finn discuss the current state of education reform.
PBS NewsHour looks into how much testing there will be in this first year of Common Core testing.
Behind the Headline: Montgomery School Officials Ask for Delay in Using New State Tests for Graduation
In Maryland, where students will take new tests based on the Common Core standards for the first time this year, one school board is asking the state to delay a requirement that students pass the new tests to graduate from high school.
In the New York Times Magazine, Nicholas Confessore looks at the political fight over efforts to bring healthier food to school cafeterias, and explains how the School Nutrition Association became “Washington’s loudest and most public critic of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.”
“In poll after poll, Americans vastly underestimate per-pupil education funding and overall school spending,” writes Nathan Benefield on Forbes.com.
A front-page story in today’s Washington Post looks at the debate that has broken out in Colorado over the new Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum.
In his column, Jay Mathews highlights a blog entry by Mike Petrilli about the weak, content-free curriculum being taught to his first grader in the Montgomery County, Md. public schools.
Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at the Kennedy School at Harvard are looking for a staff assistant. This is a full-time job with benefits.
Mike McShane explains how our education system could be changed to help the have-nots catch up to the haves
On October 2, Campbell Brown was at AEI to discuss the Vergara v. California ruling and teacher tenure reform.
Chicago Superintendent Barbara Byrd-Bennett has announced that schools will continue to receive funding for students that are not enrolled this year, “holding harmless” schools that do not meet enrollment targets.
A federal appeals court has declined to rehear a case involving high school students who were not allowed to wear American flag shirts to school on the day of a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
The Fordham Institute and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools hosted a discussion on the health of the charter school movement on Oct. 1.
Mike Petrilli talks with Laurence Steinberg about his new book on what science tells us about adolescence.
Attorney General Eric Holder will resign as soon as a successor can be appointed, he announced yesterday. As Evie Blad notes on Politics K-12,” in the education world, [Holder] is perhaps best known for his efforts to address disproportionately high discipline rates for students from certain racial and ethnic groups.”
A new study looks at what happened to schools that failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind and finds that some of the sanctions against these schools ultimately had a positive impact on student learning.
Fordham hosted a conversation with Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher, on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Mike Petrilli and Neal McCluskey discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative on CSPAN’s Washington Journal.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Peterson looks at why it is so popular for politicians to call for more spending on schools.
Should all students be given a college-prep curriculum? College students share their views.
Mike Petrilli interviews Dana Goldstein about her new book on teachers.
IntelligenceSquared recently hosted a debate on the Common Core which featured two Ed Next editors – Rick Hess and Mike Petrilli – on opposite sides.
In its first venture into the world of K-12 education, EdX announced that it will release 26 free online courses covering AP and high school level material.
Schools that want to see if they are holding their students to high standards can test their students using an exam given around the globe. A story on PBS Newshour takes a close look at the test.
The U.S. Department of Education will release new guidance this morning for struggling schools that receive federal funds under the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.
As part of his HarvardX course, Paul E. Peterson discusses desegregation with Jim Ryan, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Fall 2014 issue of Education Next is now available online.
We are saddened to note that A. Graham Down passed away last weekend in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at noon, AEI will host a launch event for “Education and Opportunity,” a new book by Mike McShane.
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