Like No Child Left Behind, the proposed ESSA regulations are going to stand in the way of some promising approaches to state accountability. What’s the point of that?
Some of America’s highest-achieving schools are charters, but so are some of its worst.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education released draft regulations spelling out what states need to do to comply with the accountability provisions of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
ESSA has real potential for states and districts that want to leverage Title I to expand choice and enlarge their capacity to serve students otherwise stuck in struggling schools.
Our new analysis shows that demographic change explains some, but by no means all, of the increase in scores.
How education reformers can work to improve learning besides pushing for policy changes.
How should public policies address inequities across schools and districts? American Federation of Teacher President Randi Weingarten says we hold schools accountable for how much money they have and the types of programs they build with that money.
Research that shows that, on average, a particular approach worked, may be masking a deeper understanding that is critical so that all students—not just most students—succeed.
In his final issue as editor-in-chief of Education Next, Paul E. Peterson assesses the effectiveness of the regulatory approach to school reform and looks ahead to choice and competition as the best hope for the future.
This is the last issue of Education Next for which I will serve as editor-in-chief.
A new AEI study analyzes the 2015 charter school coverage from a number of influential media outlets.
Louisiana has decided that all New Orleans charter schools now overseen by the state’s Recovery School District will be placed under the control of the local school board.
Can the portfolio strategy in New Orleans still fog a mirror, or is it dead as Jay Greene has just announced? It looks pretty lively, with all public school kids in charter schools and results improving steadily.
A new study looks at the predictive validity of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a new performance-based test that is being used as a teacher licensing exam in some states.
In Nevada, a judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the state’s new education savings account (ESA) program.
Yesterday marked the latest skirmish in the battle over how to implement Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which sends $15 billion from the federal government to school districts to help schools serving low-income students.
A new report released by the Government Accountability Office finds that poor, minority students are increasingly isolated from their white, affluent peers in school.
If states continue to preserve their existing pension systems at any cost, teachers will see the Pension Pac-Man eat further and further into their take-home pay.
In Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation last week that will lead to an overhaul of the state’s high school graduation requirements.
Behind the Headline: Detroit schools’ decline and teacher sickout reflect bad economy and demographic shifts
Earlier this month, teachers in Detroit staged a sick-out, shutting down 97% of the district’s schools.
Expecting teachers to be expert pedagogues and instructional designers is one of the ways in which we push the job far beyond the abilities of mere mortals.
Is Dumping the District the Way to Break the Link between Socioeconomic Status and Student Achievement?
If we know that high-performing, high-poverty schools are possible, why is it that not a single urban district in this entire nation has been able to bring those results to scale—even after fifty years of effort?
For all their differences, George W. Bush and Barack Obama shared a surprisingly common approach to school reform: a regulatory approach.