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?
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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.
Four undocumented teenagers from a high-poverty high school in Phoenix win a national robotics competition in this documentary produced by Jeb Bush, Jr.
Jason Zimba, one of the lead authors of the Common Core math standards, talks about what’s in the standards.
Karen Lewis, the controversial head of the Chicago Teachers Union, has formed an “unofficial exploratory committee” to look into a possible challenge to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral race.
Fordham’s Amber Northern talks about Common Core implementation at the EWA’s 67th National Seminar.
In Boston, the debate over whether to raise the cap on charter school spending is becoming more and more polarized.
Richard Whitmire looks at the evolving competition between district schools and charter schools in Washington, D.C. in an op-ed in the Washington Post.
On EdCast, Richard Weissbourd talks about his new report, which finds that children are more concerned with achievement than with being a good person.
Students in Fowler USD, a school district in California facing financial challenges, can access speech therapy online.
Jeffrey Brown of PBS NewsHour talks with Rick Hess and Carmel Martin.
The Department of Education has released a new plan to ensure that poor and minority students have equal access to effective teachers.
One of the intellectual godfathers of the charter movement is inducted into the Charter School Hall of Fame.
Middle school students play “Mission US,” an online adventure game that immerses students in American history.
The annual convention of the National Education Association (NEA) begins on Wednesday, July 2 in Denver.
Amber Northern appears on Huffington Post Live Monday at 2:30 pm to discuss the challenges of principal recruitment, selection, and placement.
Addressing a Leading Educators conference, Arne Duncan says we need to give teachers more opportunities to influence education policy without having to leave their teaching jobs.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced (under pressure from the state legislature) changes that will make it easier for special-needs students to attend private school at public expense when their parents believe that public schools are not meeting the needs of their children.
In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (ED) jointly released a “Dear Colleague Letter” containing guidance for schools on avoiding discrimination against students on the basis of race when administering school disciplinary policies.
Behind the Headline: States’ Special Education Services Face Tighter Oversight by the Obama Administration
The U.S. Department of Education is changing the way it holds states accountable for the education of students with special needs to focus more on results and less on inputs.
A new study finds that many of the barriers that principals cite as impediments to change and innovation are not true impediments and could easily be circumvented.
Great educational apps recommended by people who are tech experts, education policy wonks, parents, or all three.
The Center for American Progress hosted a forum on Common Core implementation.
Mike Petrilli interviews Richard about his new book about the high-performing Rocketship charter network.
The PTA’s national convention is taking place in Austin this year, and on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address.
DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson talks with Andy Rotherham while driving through DC.
The National Council on Teacher Quality has released its second annual evaluation of teacher preparation programs.
A superintendent, a teachers union president, and a reporter debate teacher tenure in light of a court ruling that found the policy unconstitutional.
In California, a court struck down the state’s teacher tenure and seniority system.
The Gates Foundation announced Tuesday that it would support a two-year moratorium on attaching any consequences, for teachers or for students, to scores on new tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
The New York Times’ Room for Debate focuses this week on gifted education.
A new study released by the National Council on Teacher Quality Finds that about 16 percent of teachers in the cities they studied were”chronically absent,” meaning they missed 18 or more days per school year.
In the Washington Post, Jay Mathews praises a new book about Rocketship charter schools by Richard Whitmire.
Behind the Headline: In New Orleans, Major School District Closes Traditional Public Schools for Good
In New Orleans, the Recovery School District, which was created by the state after Hurricane Katrina to administer low-performing schools, is closing its last five traditional schools.
All articles from the Summer 2014 issue of Education Next are now available on our website.
An article in Education Week describes a new book that argues that students attending public schools achieve the same or better math results as students attending demographically similar private schools.
California has approved rules allowing the testing of self-driving cars to begin on the state’s roads this fall.
Parent trigger laws, which allow parents to force low-performing schools to be transformed, are no longer so popular with state legislatures.
The BBC reports on a new study examining how U.S. students perform compared with students in other countries.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Andy Rotherham and Chad Aldeman point out how teachers are punished by poorly structured retirement policies.
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