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
New Ed Next Readers Poll: Vote now on the best and worst events in 2010 for education.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at noon, AEI will host a launch event for “Education and Opportunity,” a new book by Mike McShane.
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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 […]
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.
The 2014 Education Next survey was released today. Check out our infographic interpretations of the results.
Will a new study of what brains look like when kids do math finally end the math wars? Probably not, but the study’s findings do support the notion that drilling kids on math facts so that they can come up with the answers automatically will help kids with higher-level math later on.
A recent report by Trulia finds that houses in school districts where rich families send their children to public school can cost more than twice the national average per square foot. Jacob Davidson crunches the numbers for Money magazine and finds that for some families in some places, it would be cheaper to live in a less expensive neighborhood and send their child to private school (albeit not a top prep school) than it would be to buy or rent a home in a wealthy school district with outstanding public schools.
Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discuss the spread of legal challenges to state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal, and seniority.
In the Huffington Post, Joy Resmovits reports that Michelle Rhee plans to step down as CEO of StudentsFirst.
In three weeks, Lily Eskelsen Garcia takes over the leadership of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union. Lyndsey Layton profiles her in today’s Washington Post.
Teach For America announced today that half of this year’s 5,300 recruits are people of color. The organization has recently changed some of its recruiting techniques to generate a more diverse applicant pool.
Mike Petrilli interviews Elizabeth Green about her new book on great teaching.
Eric Taylor of Stanford University explains the findings of a study on the effects of high-quality teacher evaluations on teacher performance.
A free online course on history, politics, and policy in American education, taught by Paul E. Peterson, will begin on Sept. 8.
Gene Maeroff was an education reporter for the New York Times who later served as founding director of the Hechinger Institute and wrote a number of books about education policy. He died last week in New York at the age of 75.
In a post on Vox.com, Libby Nelson notes that the average teacher with a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience earns less than $40,000 in many states, and that “relatively low salaries for experienced teachers with bachelor’s degrees are the norm, not the exception, in the US, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.”
Nina Rees discusses how schools will need to respond to rising numbers of unaccompanied children crossing the border.
On Thursday, Paul Ryan announced a new anti-poverty plan in a speech at AEI.
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.
On January 31, Fordham hosted a panel discussion on their latest report, “Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement.”
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.
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