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
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.
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.
In Boston, three prominent lawyers are filing a lawsuit to overturn the state’s cap on charter schools. Efforts by charter school advocates to raise the cap have been defeated by state lawmakers.
In a long article in Sunday’s Washington Post, Emily Badger writes about Robert Putnam’s new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.
Principals at Ranson and Ashley Park in Charlotte, N.C. explain how they use blended learning and multi-classroom leaders to extend the reach of great teachers
On March 5, Education Next hosted an event to discuss the state of the American family on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan Report.
An experimental study conducted by Mathematica has determined that new teachers who joined Teach for America during a period earlier this decade when the organization was rapidly expanding performed at a level similar to that of the teachers already working in the schools where they were assigned.
This year’s budget request from the President includes a reduction in funds for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
The New York Times’ Room for Debate page focuses on teacher quality this week.
Eric Westervelt of nprED looks into why enrollment in teacher training programs seems to be dropping in many states.
On Thursday, Feb. 26, Andrew Kelly and Jon Valant discussed new research on parent empowerment.
On Wednesday, March 4, Brookings hosted a live online discussion on how advocacy efforts influence education policy.
Diane Rehm hosted a discussion of the role of standardized testing on her NPR show last week.
A Fordham Institute panel on Monday, Feb. 23 considered how the Common Core standards will impact gifted students.
The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill that would end AP courses in U.S. history in the state.
In the Atlantic, Jessica Huseman looks at the reasons more black families are choosing homeschooling among African American families: often because they perceive a culture of low expectations for African American students and are unhappy with how their children—especially boys—are treated in schools.
John O’Connor takes a close look at some of the debates that are taking place over how math is taught in states that are implementing the Common Core standards and at the long history of debates over math instruction.
Mike Petrilli tells Fox & Friends it doesn’t matter that Scott Walker never graduated from college.
A new report from ETS highlights a troubling paradox. While millennials in the U.S. have attended more years of school than previous generations, their skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving are lower than those of previous generations and of their peers in other nations.
Rick Hess on why school reform could feel stuck, how we got here, and how we can do better.
While the debate over annual testing has gotten a great deal of attention, the issue of Title I portability is emerging as possibly a bigger obstacle to agreement on reauthorization of NCLB, notes Lauren Camera of Politics K-12.
President Obama weighed in on ESEA reauthorization in his weekly radio address.
Mike Petrilli, Anne Hyslop, Anya Kamenetz, and Jeannie Metcalf on KCRW’s “To The Point”
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