Education Next talks with Ben Austin and Michael J. Petrilli
Forum: Pulling the Parent Trigger
How “narrowcast” is the education policy debate?
Surprise! The press paints a distorted picture
Does the reality match the rhetoric?
Improving our schools in 140 characters or less
The following essay is part of a forum, written in honor of Education Next’s 10th anniversary, in which the editors assessed the school reform movement’s victories and challenges to see just how successful reform efforts have been. For the other side of the debate, please see A Battle Begun, Not Won by Paul E. Peterson, [...]
Using video recordings to evaluate teachers
Educating high and low achievers in the same classroom
Why 2010 is a banner year for the education documentary
Interactive and expensive, whiteboards come to the classroom
The charter school movement turns 14
this year, and its behavior, some might say, is “developmentally
What happens when the education reporter goes away?
A peek inside the education blogosphere
Online training is the norm in other professions. Why not in K–12 education?
Newspaper editorialists support charter schools, split on NCLB
Assessing the online encyclopedia’s impact on K–12 education
Talk radio’s take on K–12 education
New technologies target teacher performance
Implementation is not the problem
Quality data and sound analysis matter, after all
Hollywood and Hip-Hop Discover Charter Schools
Schools get an A in resisting reform.
Will NCLB’s restructuring wonder drug prove meaningless?
The case for national standards and tests
Will testing and accountability make matters worse? No, they will make matters marginally better.
Rich parents are obsessed with their children’s social and intellectual development. They are spending dramatically more time parenting. How can we help poor kids catch up?
Imagine the creation of a virtual school district. It wouldn’t have any actual students, teachers, buses, or facilities, but it would have a school board, a superintendent, and a central-office staff.
A huge proportion of this $40 billion annual federal investment is flowing to people who simply aren’t prepared to do college-level work.
Could it be that they’ve never encountered the ideas?
Public schools can be just as exclusive—often more exclusive—than private schools.
Count us as among those surprised and alarmed by the Republican National Committee’s ill-considered decision to adopt a resolution decrying the Common Core standards.
The burden rests on those who want to eliminate testing and accountability to provide assurance that the system won’t revert back to its bad old ways.
If the lack of accountability is reformers’ beef with voucher programs, that concern has been alleviated, at least in several states.
Anyone who knows a teenager understands how hard it is to get into a good college these days.
Perhaps the biggest failing of the education system is its fragmented approach to making decisions. There are too many cooks in the education system and nobody is really in charge.
Teachers of Seattle’s Garfield High School are “boycotting” the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment, which is required by the district, though the MAP is precisely the type of “good” assessment that many educators claim to favor.
Don’t let your frustration with President Obama lead you to lash out at the kids of Indiana. All things considered, the Common Core is the smartest path forward.
Predictably, the anti-reform crowd is having a field day with Sunday’s Washington Post article reporting the relatively high rate of student expulsions in D.C.’s charter school sector.
If 2011 was the “year of school choice,” then 2012 was the “year of the resurgent teachers union.” And leading the comeback was Chicago’s Karen Lewis.
National statistics hide the immense variation in charter school market share in cities around the nation—ranging from 0 percent in Seattle to 76 percent in New Orleans.
Gentrification has supplied us with the best opportunity in a generation to create socioeconomically-mixed public schools. But is that opportunity being seized
In urban communities across America, middle-class and upper-middle-class parents have started sending their children to public schools again—schools that for decades had overwhelmingly served poor and (and overwhelmingly minority) populations.
The results are in (well, most of them anyway) and our non-partisan candidate, Ed Reform, had a mixed performance.
Want to know if school reform is winning in the court of public opinion? Here are seven races and referenda to watch tonight.
Examining the power—and the impact—of education’s 800-pound gorilla
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a path-breaking study, How Strong are U.S. Teacher Unions? A State by State Comparison.
Tony Bennett is bogged down in a two-front war in his bid for reelection as Indiana’s State Superintendent.
The vice presidential debate will be an historic occasion, with two Roman Catholic candidates for national office squaring off against each other for the first time.
Is there a way to a grand bargain on education funding?
The unions are feeling whipsawed by tectonic shifts that have occurred within the Democratic Party in recent years.
There are times when the interests of the teachers and those of the broader public are not the same.
Chicago teachers might want to show Rahm Emmanuel they can’t be “bullied.” But President Obama no doubt wants this strike over quickly.
No Child Left Behind’s aspirational aims were more effective as rhetoric than as an accountability regime.
At a time when we’re running a trillion-dollar deficit, are we really sure that education is the place where cuts should come first?
Arne Duncan assumes the throne as Education Policy Social Media King
Paul Ryan’s “radical” reforms would free up money for education nationwide. It’s too bad that the public-education lobby remains unwilling to acknowledge it.
Lo and behold, the U.S.A. is at the top of this medal count!
The Civil Rights Project is getting a ton of press attention for its new report finding that black students are suspended at much higher rates than their peers. But does that mean that our public schools are racist?
Maybe Uncle Sam should subsidize children’s television on PBS after all.
The testing-and-accountability movement can be proud of its accomplishments under No Child Left Behind, but the strategy has run out of steam.
Lamar Alexander and Margaret Spellings represent two fast-diverging wings of the Republican Party regarding the appropriate federal role in education.
Should parents in well-off suburban school districts be able to choose between schools that offer different approaches to learning?
Maybe Charles Murray is wrong, but we should be talking about these issues all the same.
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