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-depth interviews by Mike Petrilli with authors of new and classic books about education.
School reformers have made forward strides in the last ten years, and public debate has acquired a bipartisan cast. But just how successful have reform efforts been?
What will 2011 bring to the world of education reform? Vote now for the two developments you think are most and least likely
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Please vote for the top three books of the decade.
Authors reading short excerpts from their recent books
Reviewing her new book for The New Republic, Nick Lemann wonders why Michelle Rhee has become the standard bearer for education reform.
In poor countries in Africa and South Asia, private schools exist for families of all social classes.
Hispanic students have now passed white students as the largest ethnic group in Texas schools, making up almost 51 percent of public school enrollment.
While the Obama Administration is investing billions of dollars in efforts to turn around failing schools, many experts note that turnaround efforts almost never work, and that starting new schools may be a better investment.
The American Indian Public Charter High School, which took first place in Jay Mathews’ rating of the U.S.’s most challenging high schools, has been threatened with closure by the Oakland school district because of financial irregularities.
On Top of the News Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady of British Politics, is Dead USA Today| 4/8/13 Behind the Headline The British Experience Education Next |Summer 2004 Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, has died. Christopher Woodhead, who served as Britain’s chief inspector of schools from 1994-2000, wrote for Ed Next about the Education [...]
In Sunday’s New York Times, Thomas Friedman praises the work of Tony Wagner, whose new book, Creating Innovators, argues that the goal of education today should be to make every child prepared to innovate and to invent their own jobs.
In “Breaking Down School Budgets: Following the Dollars Into the Classroom,” published in Ed Next in 2009, Marguerite Roza analzyed the financial data produced by school districts to determine how much money was making its way to which classrooms.
According to a study released today by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 82 percent of students in teacher training programs are white.
In the Washington Post, Jay Mathews writes about a new Brookings report that traces the decline and re-birth of ability grouping in schools.
A new study finds that low-income students with high grades and test scores rarely apply to top colleges.
A new study finds that home-schooled students get about 90 minutes per night more sleep than students attending public or private schools.
In Slate, Sarah Garland writes about efforts to make gifted classes more inclusive.
In New York City, the Education Department is dropping its longtime literacy curriculum as part of a shift to the new Common Core standards.
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A five-year study of 43 KIPP schools conducted by Mathematica Policy Research concludes that “the average impact of KIPP on student achievement is positive, statistically significant, and educationally substantial.”
Arts organizations are putting a lot of time and money into arts education in schools and after school, and some are using arts education as a way to turn around schools.
The average score on an Advanced Placement exam increased slightly last year according to data just released by the College Board.
New data from the U.S. Department of Education suggest that teacher absenteeism is becoming a serious problem, with about one in three teachers missing more than 10 days of school each year.
School is closed today in Boston and elsewhere in anticipation of a major snowstorm.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee held a hearing Thursday on the waivers that the Obama administration has issued to over 30 states releasing them from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Voters in our online poll picked Born to Rise: A Story of Children and Teachers Reaching Their Highest Potential as the top Education book of 2012.
Ed Next’s ‘Top Education Book of 2012′ poll closes tomorrow (January 31) at noon.
In Ed Week, Stephen Sawchuk reports on the mismatch between the number of elementary school teachers being trained by state teacher prep programs and the number of elementary school teaching jobs.
An evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program, which uses federal funds to help poor families move out of high-poverty neighborhoods, finds that children whose families receive funds through the program do not do better academically than their peers who stay put.
In the Wall Street Journal, Stephanie Banchero writes about the efforts of a town in Vermont to close its elementary school and reopen it as a private school as way to ward off a state push for school consolidation that could lead to a merger of the school.
In the Weekly Standard, Colleen Hyland argues that public school teachers have conservative values and could be easily wooed by the Republican Party.
The Ed Next Top Book of 2012 poll has been quite a horse race.
The Washington Post puts a big article about Michelle Rhee on the front page on Sunday.
Have you read any good education books lately? Looking for something good to read? Take a look at the nominees in our “Top Education Book of 2012″ readers’ poll and cast your vote today! What was the top education book of 2012? (choose up to three) (polls)
Ed Next readers picked Common Core academic standards, teachers unions, charter schools, and online and digital learning as the top education issues of 2012 in our end-of-year readers’ poll.
In this morning’s Washington Post, Ben Wieder writes about ten states that are facing lawsuits over school finance systems that are alleged to be inadequate and inequitable.
Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham reviews the evidence on the impact of sleep on learning in the Winter issue of American Educator magazine.
In the Wall Street Journal, Ed Next’s Rick Hess writes about opposition to the involvement of for-profit firms in education.
What do you think were the top education issues of 2012? Let us know by picking your top three in our poll.
In Virginia, the state board has made the Virginia Standards of Learning math test more challenging, which has caused scores to decline.
What We’re Listening To: Mike Petrilli and Josh Starr on Whether the Brightest Students Are Being Challenged
Ed Next’s Mike Petrilli was a guest on What’s the Big Idea? a podcast hosted by Josh Starr, superintendent of schools in Montgomery County, Md.
In a long article in the Washington Post, Anne Hull follows a poor teenager in a small Rust-Belt town who wants to attend college and break the cycle of poverty.
In Washington, D.C., the school district may close 1 in 6 traditional public schools due to declining enrollment, but charter schools are thriving.
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