Prepare young people for rewarding careers
Better planning benefits new parents and their children
Education Next talks with Scott Pearson, John H. “Skip” McKoy, and Neerav Kingsland
Across the country, children in urban districts are being denied rich, rigorous educational opportunities.
Charter schools are revolutionizing public schooling in Washington, D.C. In just 18 years, charter schools have grown from an initial 5 to 112 schools today, managed by 61 nonprofit organizations. This
Young people raised in one-parent homes complete fewer years of schooling and are less likely to receive a B. A. degree
Education attainment gap widens
The 1965 report and its backlash
What happens to children of unmarried mothers
Social policies have influenced the rate of growth in single-parent families
An event will take place on March 5 in Washington, D.C.
Successful high-dosage tutoring model spreads to other schools
School culture supports students and their families
A review of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” by Jason L. Riley
With Martha Derthick’s passing on January 12, 2015, America lost one of its preeminent scholars of American politics.
State lifts barriers to innovation, allowing districts and charters to personalize learning
A review of “The Long Shadow” by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson
U.S. Students from Two-Parent Families Achieve a Grade Level Higher than Peers from Single-Parent Families
The United States has one of the highest percentages of single-parent families among developed countries
Family structure matters more for U.S. students
Examples from Florida and Pennsylvania
To flourish, our nation must face some hard truths
50 Years after the Moynihan Report, More than One-Quarter of Young Black Males Are Neither Employed nor Enrolled in School or Vocational Training
The incarceration rate for young black men without a high school diploma rose from 10 percent in 1980 to 37 percent by 2008
Social and economic barriers persist
A review of “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education” by Keith Robinson and Angel L. Harris
A review of No Struggle, No Progress by Howard Fuller
New evidence from a teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago
A review of Joel Klein’s “Lessons of Hope”
50 years after the Moynihan Report, the percentage of children in mother-only families has risen from around 25% to 50% among blacks, and around 7% to 19% among whites.
Education Next is running a series of articles on the state of the American family.
Litigation shows they have arrived
A list of lists
Just the facts, please!
A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts
Improve accountability and oversight for district and charter schools
Talking education policy with Florida’s former governor
New standards help teachers create effective lesson plans
A review of Michael B. Horn’s and Heather Staker’s “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”
Lessons on how from four pioneering districts
Standards inspire collaboration and dissent
Education coverage is on the rise
Culturally enriching field trips increase knowledge, tolerance, and the ability to read emotions of others
Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more
Learning from Live Theater Education Next, Winter 2015 Empirical Strategy Because the randomized controlled trial approach has the important feature of generating comparable treatment and control groups, we can use a straightforward set of analytic techniques, designed for use in social experiments, to estimate the impact of a school field trip to see live theater […]
A review of A Smarter Charter by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter
Stretching the cognitive limits on achievement
Making sense of the conflict
Forum: Rethinking the High School Diploma
Forum: Rethinking the High School Diploma
Forum: Rethinking the High School Diploma
Education Next talks with Chester E. Finn, Jr., Richard D. Kahlenberg and Sandy Kress
Evidence on which students leave KIPP middle schools and who replaces them
A conversation with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
Why the district has a money problem
Court decision terrifies unions
Substantial Opportunities for Improving Teacher Evaluations Lie in the Area of Classroom Observations
Researchers recommend adjusting classroom observation scores for student demographics, using observations conducted by trained external observers
A review of Mary C. Bounds’ “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”
Differences in school effectiveness have important consequences for students’ academic achievement.
2014 EdNext poll finds while the public, on average, gives 50% of teachers in their local schools an A or a B grade, 22% are given a D or an F
Teachers and administrators collaborate to share best practices
A review of Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher”
Study finds students are similar to those in other local schools and most patterns of attrition are no different
An excerpt from What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools, a new book edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Richard Sousa
New-world role combines coaching teachers and teaching students
A review of ‘Teachers Versus the Public,’ by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West
Oakland teachers learn how to blend
An excerpt from What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools
A review of ‘Lost Classroom, Lost Community’ by Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett
It’s a matter of fairness, equal opportunity , and long-term societal well-being.
It’s looking increasingly like Secretary Duncan is going get to keep on enjoying his waivers through January 2017.
The New York Times’ Room for Debate page focuses on teacher quality this week.
Eric Westervelt of nprED looks into why enrollment in teacher training programs seems to be dropping in many states.
Our focus on college is too narrow because it overlooks other critically important steps on the ladder to the middle class.
Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.
More time in school is not producing Americans with more or better skills.
A report from the Carnegie Foundation examines the history of the century-old Carnegie Unit and its impact on education reform in K–12 and higher education.
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.
The advent of the Common Core standards can and should boost the learning of America’s ablest young learners, not serve as a rationale for denying them opportunities to fulfill their potential.
A compromise around the idea of accountability for results would require the right to agree to include explicit performance targets and the left to agree to give states greater flexibility in tackling challenges.
On Wednesday, March 4, from 2-3 p.m., Brookings will host a live online discussion on how advocacy efforts influence education policy.
On Thursday, Feb. 26, Andrew Kelly and Jon Valant discussed new research on parent empowerment.
In Friedrichs, ten California teachers are arguing that agency fees (combined with onerous “opt-out” procedures) violate their rights to freedom of speech and association
Annual, statewide testing should be saved, and it can be if moderates in both parties fight off special interests.
The “Student Success Act” would, if enacted, be the most conservative federal education move in a quarter century.
Employers use college degrees as a proxy for smarts, perseverance, and other valuable skills, but this shortcut unwittingly excludes many talented people from their prospective hiring pool.
Increased reliance on competitive grants has been arguably the defining feature of the Obama administration’s K-12 education policy.
Diane Rehm hosted a discussion of the role of standardized testing on her NPR show last week.
Ed Trust Midwest Report on Michigan’s Charter Authorizers: A Decent Start, But Hardly the Final Word
Charter school quality, authorizer quality, and authorizer accountability are all great topics of conversation for policymakers in Michigan.
A Fordham Institute panel on Monday, Feb. 23 considered how the Common Core standards will impact gifted students.
NCLB assessments appear safer than I would’ve guessed sixty days ago.
The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill that would end AP courses in U.S. history in the state.
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.
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.
Mike Petrilli tells Fox & Friends it doesn’t matter that Scott Walker never graduated from college.
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.
A subset of white, affluent, well-educated parents have long favored progressive education. Alternative schools are a good option for them.
Technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers
Rick Hess on why school reform could feel stuck, how we got here, and how we can do better.
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.
President Obama weighed in on ESEA reauthorization in his weekly radio address.
Doug Lemov’s work identifying what “champion” teachers do has been nothing short of transformational.
No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow.
Mike Petrilli, Anne Hyslop, Anya Kamenetz, and Jeannie Metcalf on KCRW’s “To The Point”
We can have kindergarten that is both play-based and language-rich. It’s what the best kindergarten teachers have always done.
A move away from annual testing would leave many subgroups and more than 1 million students functionally “invisible” to state accountability systems.
The work of teaching is so extraordinarily complex and teachers are so tightly woven into the fabric of school communities that any attempt by faraway federal officials to tinker with evaluation systems is a fool’s errand
AEI hosted a conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard, the co-CEO of Teach For America.
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan report, which examined the growing problem of fatherless homes among poor, inner-city African Americans.
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