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Education Next

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    In the stormy seas of school reform, this journal will steer a steady course, presenting the facts as best they can be determined, giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. Bold change is needed in American K–12 education, but Education Next partakes of no program, campaign, or ideology. It goes where the evidence points.


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Top 20 Blog Entries of 2011!

A rundown of the top posts on the Education Next blog in 2011

Top Education Next Articles of 2011!

A rundown of the most read Education Next articles of the past year

Behind the Headline: States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests

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 […]

Behind the Headline: Charter School Forges Ahead with Expansion

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 […]

Behind the Headline: Don’t Ditch Testing After Atlanta Cheating, Boost Test Security

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 […]

Behind the Headline: D.C. School Ratings Up Among System Parents, But Doubts Remain

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 […]

Ed Next Book Club

In-depth interviews by Mike Petrilli with authors of new and classic books about education.

Blog Posts/Multimedia

What We’re Listening To: This American Life on School Discipline

This week’s episode of This American Life tells stories of how schools handle misbehaving kids.

10/21/2014

What We’re Watching: Could Binge-Watching Revolutionize Education?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings advocates letting students control the pace of their own learning, which may include binge-learning calculus.

10/21/2014

Behind the Headline: Teachers Unions Are Putting Themselves On November’s Ballot

Teachers unions are spending big in this year’s midterm elections.

10/20/2014

What We’re Watching: State of the Union 2014 – Education

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.

10/13/2014

What We’re Watching: Is There Too Much Testing in the Public Schools?

PBS NewsHour looks into how much testing there will be in this first year of Common Core testing.

10/10/2014

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.

10/10/2014

Behind the Headline: How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

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.”

10/08/2014

Behind the Headline: How Much Do We Spend on Education?

“In poll after poll, Americans vastly underestimate per-pupil education funding and overall school spending,” writes Nathan Benefield on Forbes.com.

10/08/2014

Behind the Headline: Changes in AP History Trigger a Culture Clash in Colorado

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.

10/06/2014

Behind the Headline: Parent Says No Mush For His First-Grader

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.

10/06/2014

Job Listing: Staff Assistant with Education Next and PEPG

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.

10/03/2014

What We’re Watching: Three Ideas for American Education Reform

Mike McShane explains how our education system could be changed to help the have-nots catch up to the haves

10/03/2014

What We’re Watching: Campbell Brown at AEI

On October 2, Campbell Brown was at AEI to discuss the Vergara v. California ruling and teacher tenure reform.

10/01/2014

Behind the Headline: Chicago Public Schools Will Get Money for No-Show Students, Again

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.

10/01/2014

Behind the Headline: A Sharp Dissent Over a School’s Curb on American Flag Shirts

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.

09/28/2014

What We’re Watching: Health of the Public Charter School Movement

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.

09/28/2014

Ed Next Book Club: Laurence Steinberg on Age of Opportunity

Mike Petrilli talks with Laurence Steinberg about his new book on what science tells us about adolescence.

09/26/2014

Behind the Headline: Attorney General Holder to Step Down, Promoted Changes in School Discipline

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.”

09/25/2014

Behind the Headline: New Study: Adequate Yearly Progress Not So Bad

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.

09/25/2014

What We’re Watching: Building a Better Teacher

Fordham hosted a conversation with Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher, on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

09/23/2014

What We’re Watching: Common Core on Washington Journal

Mike Petrilli and Neal McCluskey discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative on CSPAN’s Washington Journal.

09/23/2014

Behind the Headline: How the Education Spendthrifts Get Away With It

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.

09/22/2014

College Prep for All? Students Weigh In

Should all students be given a college-prep curriculum? College students share their views.

09/18/2014

Ed Next Book Club: Dana Goldstein on The Teacher Wars

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

09/17/2014

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.

09/16/2014

Behind the Headline: EdX Enters K-12 Arena with High School Level MOOCs

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.

09/15/2014

What We’re Watching: OECD Test for Schools

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.

09/10/2014

Behind the Headline: Education Department Proposes Big Changes to School Improvement Grant Program

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.

09/08/2014

What We’re Watching: Paul E. Peterson Interviews James Ryan for HarvardX Course

As part of his HarvardX course, Paul E. Peterson discusses desegregation with Jim Ryan, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

09/07/2014

The Fall 2014 Issue of Education Next Is Here

The Fall 2014 issue of Education Next is now available online.

09/03/2014

Remembering Graham Down

We are saddened to note that A. Graham Down passed away last weekend in Washington, D.C.

09/02/2014

What We’re Watching: Education and Opportunity Book Launch

On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at noon, AEI will host a launch event for “Education and Opportunity,” a new book by Mike McShane.

08/27/2014

Behind the Headline: How Social Media Silences Debate

A new Pew report finds that using social media like Twitter and Facebook makes people less likely to express views that differ from those of their friends.

08/27/2014

Behind the Headline: The Case for Cop and Teacher Cams

As interest has grown in the idea of requiring police officers to wear video cameras, Slate’s Reihan Salam wonders why we don’t also ask teachers to wear them.

08/26/2014

Behind the Headline: Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement saying that “insufficient sleep in adolescents [is] an important public health issue that significantly affects the health and safety, as well as the academic success, of our nation’s middle and high school students.”

08/26/2014

Behind the Headline: Sometimes the School Down the Block Makes You Nervous

It’s the first day of school in many locales, and many parents are taking their kids to the neighborhood school for the first time. But what to do if the neighborhood school in the community you love makes you nervous — maybe because it is overcrowded or has low test scores or has a lot of students who do not speak English or a lot of students from low-income families?

08/25/2014

Behind the Headline: The Public Turns Against Teacher Tenure

On Top of the News The Public Turns Against Teacher Tenure 8/19/14 | Wall Street Journal Behind the Headline No Common Opinion on the Common Core Education Next In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Peterson notes that Americans give 13% of teachers in their local school district a grade of D and […]

08/21/2014

What We’re Listening To: A Tale of Two Polls

A story on NPR’s Morning Edition looks into why two new surveys come to different conclusions about the extent of support for the Common Core.

08/20/2014

2014 Education Next Survey: A Visual Breakdown

The 2014 Education Next survey was released today. Check out our infographic interpretations of the results.

08/19/2014
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