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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.


Articles

Single-Parent Families: Revisiting the Moynihan Report 50 Years Later

An event will take place on March 5 in Washington, D.C.

Revisiting the Moynihan Report on its 50th Anniversary

Education Next is running a series of articles on the state of the American family.

Top 10 Education Next Blog Entries of 2014

A list of lists

The Top Education Next Articles of 2014

Just the facts, please!

Jeb Bush Speaks Out

Talking education policy with Florida’s former governor

Blog Posts/Multimedia

What We’re Watching: Revisiting the Moynihan Report

On Thursday, March 5, Education Next will host an event to discuss the state of the American family on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan Report.

02/27/2015

What We’re Watching: Empowering Parents and Voters for K-12 Education Reform

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Andrew Kelly and Jon Valant discussed new research on parent empowerment.

02/26/2015

What We’re Listening To: Rethinking Standardized Testing

Diane Rehm hosted a discussion of the role of standardized testing on her NPR show last week.

02/23/2015

What We’re Watching: Can Gifted Education Survive the Common Core?

A Fordham Institute panel on Monday, Feb. 23 considered how the Common Core standards will impact gifted students.

02/20/2015

Behind the Headline: Oklahoma May Scrap AP History For Focusing On America’s ‘Bad Parts’

The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill that would end AP courses in U.S. history in the state.

02/19/2015

Behind the Headline: The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families

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.

02/18/2015

Behind the Headline: How Common Core Brought Attention To The Math Education Debate

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.

02/18/2015

What We’re Watching: Do You Really Need a College Degree to be Successful?

Mike Petrilli tells Fox & Friends it doesn’t matter that Scott Walker never graduated from college.

02/17/2015

Behind the Headline: America’s Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future

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.

02/17/2015

What We’re Watching: Are American Schools Just Not Designed to Succeed?

Rick Hess on why school reform could feel stuck, how we got here, and how we can do better.

02/16/2015

Behind the Headline: Title I Portability Sticky Wicket in NCLB Rewrite

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.

02/15/2015

What We’re Listening To: Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot

President Obama weighed in on ESEA reauthorization in his weekly radio address.

02/15/2015

What We’re Listening To: Are States Losing Common Ground on Common Core?

Mike Petrilli, Anne Hyslop, Anya Kamenetz, and Jeannie Metcalf on KCRW’s “To The Point”

02/13/2015

What We’re Watching: The Future of Teach For America

AEI hosted a conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard, the co-CEO of Teach For America.

02/11/2015

Behind the Headline: Still Right on the Black Family After All These Years

Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan report, which examined the growing problem of fatherless homes among poor, inner-city African Americans.

02/11/2015

Behind the Headline: More State Takeovers of Public Schools Possible

Last month, the Arkansas State Board of Education took control of the schools in Little Rock.

02/10/2015

What We’re Watching: Bill Bennett and Greg Abbott Debate Common Core

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former US Secretary of Education Bill Bennett met on Fox News to debate the Common Core State Standards.

02/09/2015

Live Event: The Moynihan Report at 50

Please join Education Next on March 5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. for a discussion of single-parent families.

02/09/2015

What We’re Watching: Video on International Competitiveness from the Kern Family Foundation

Paul Peterson, Eric Hanushek, Chester Finn, and others appear in this video on the need to better prepare U.S. students to compete in a global economy.

02/09/2015

What We’re Watching: Doug Lemov on Teach Like a Champion 2.0

Doug Lemov took part in a panel discussion on February 10 at Fordham on how to train teachers.

02/06/2015

Behind the Headline: Fate of Brighter Choice Middle Schools Still Unclear

In Albany, two charter schools that once garnered praise now face hearings over the renewal of their charters.

02/04/2015

What We’re Watching: Sen. Lamar Alexander at Brookings

Sen. Lamar Alexander discussed the Future of School Choice at Brookings on Wednesday, February 4.

02/03/2015

Behind the Headline: Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

On Top of the News Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds 2/3/15| New York Times Behind the Headline Education and Economic Growth Spring 2008 | Education Next A new study looks at the economic impact of raising math and science scores of U.S. students. If the achievement gap were eliminated, and lower-performing […]

02/03/2015

Behind the Headline: Broad Foundation Puts Hold on Its Prize for Urban Education

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation today announced that it will “pause” its $1 million annual award, the Broad Prize for Urban Education.

02/02/2015

Behind the Headline: More Special-Needs Students Remain at Charter Schools, Report Finds

A new study from New York City finds that children with disabilities stayed at charter schools at a slightly higher rate than they did at traditional public schools.

02/01/2015

What We’re Watching: Is The New Education Philanthropy Good for Schools?

On Thurs., Feb. 5, AEI hosted a conference on foundation-funded school reform.

02/01/2015

What We’re Watching: A Conversation With US Senator Tim Scott

AEI hosted Sen. Tim Scott (R – S.C.) as well as Thomas Stewart and Patrick Wolf, the authors of a new book The School Choice Journey: School Vouchers and the Empowerment of Urban Families.

01/31/2015

Behind the Headline: True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

People often use students eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches as a proxy for poverty, but is that a good metric, wonders Will Huntsberry of nprED.

01/30/2015

What We’re Watching: Is the New GED Test an Improvement or Setback?

PBS NewsHour looks into the changes made to the GED in order to make it Common Core compliant.

01/29/2015

Behind the Headline: How Much Snow It Takes to Cancel School in Each State

As a major snowstorm sweeps across New England, this map shows how many inches of snow it takes for school to be cancelled in each state.

01/27/2015

What We’re Watching: A Second Senate Committee Hearing on No Child Left Behind

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m., the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions will hear testimony about supporting teachers and school leaders.

01/26/2015

Good Reads for National School Choice Week

These articles illuminate some elements of the world of school choice that don’t always get the most attention.

01/26/2015

Behind the Headline: What the New Senate Education Chair Thinks About No Child Left Behind

Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke with Time about his views on fixing NCLB. Alexander is still struggling to make a decision on whether a revised NCLB should include annual tests required by the federal government.

01/26/2015

What We’re Watching: Poverty and Public Schools

Nina Rees of the NAPCS and Mary Cathryn Ricker of the AFT will talk about poverty as part of a Communities in Schools Leadership Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

01/20/2015

What We’re Watching: Rep. John Kline on Education Reform in the 114th Congress

On Thursday, American Enterprise Institute will host a conversation with U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN) on the direction the new Congress will take in education.

01/20/2015

What We’re Listening To: Senate Committee Hearing on Fixing NCLB

The Senate HELP committee will look at how to fix the testing and accountability provisions of No Child Left Behind.

01/20/2015

What We’re Watching: More on Testing, Accountability and the New ESEA

Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discussed the Senate hearing on testing and accountability in a new episode of “A Fern Between Two Mikes”

01/19/2015

Behind the Headline: A Rescue Plan for the Black Family

“As we celebrate the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s birth, we should ask why so many of the problems against which he struggled — segregation, poverty, persistent racial gaps in education and income — remain so much a part of American life,” writes Paul Peterson in an op-ed in the New York Daily News.

01/19/2015

Behind the Headline: Governor Trumpets Reforms – and Makes Surprising Pitch for School Vouchers

In his State of the State address earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called on the legislature to pass a bill to create an Opportunity Scholarship program for low-income students to be funded through state tax credits.

01/16/2015
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