EdStat: Rescinding DACA Could Cause Roughly 9,000 K–12 Teachers to Face Legal Action or Deportation

As part of our Summer 2018 forum, Shavar Jeffries shares his view of how Trump’s policies in his first year as president have affected American education.

Teachers Have the Nation’s Highest Retirement Costs. But They’ll Never See the Benefits

Teachers can’t buy food, afford child care, or pay their mortgages with the promise of future benefits — especially ones that never come.

EdStat: The Average Scale Score in 8th-Grade Reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was 267 on a 500-Point Scale

There was no significant score change in 2017 compared to 2015 in 4th-grade math, 4th-grade reading, and 8th-grade math.

Let’s Not Miss the Opportunity In Weighted Student Funding Pilot

ESSA gives school districts the opportunity to change the way they leverage federal dollars to support disadvantaged students.

EdStat: On Average, Federal Money Pays for 41 Percent of the Salary Expenditures at State Education Departments in 34 States

Public-school student enrollment in these states accounts for 71 percent of student enrollment in the U.S.

5 Thoughts on the Teacher Strikes

Ten weeks ago, hardly anyone saw West Virginia and Oklahoma coming.

Interpreting the 2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results

Education Next has released a series of posts analyzing the 2017 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

A Better Way to Compare State Performance on NAEP

Demographically-adjusted data provide important insights into differences in state-level school performance.

Could the Disappointing 2017 NAEP Scores Be Due to the Great Recession?

There is considerable evidence that this year’s flat scores may have been caused by events that happened almost a decade ago.

The 2017 NAEP Results: Nothing To See Here?

Well, the long-awaited 2017 NAEP results have been released. Unlike 2015’s results, which landed with a thud, these landed with a “meh.”

Low-Performing Students No Longer Making Gains on NAEP

The gains in test performance in the early 2000s were driven by particularly strong gains for the lowest performing students.

Latest NAEP Results: Obama Administration Fails U. S. Students

Student gains registered over the Obama years were trivial at best, far short of those accomplished during what must now be referred to as the halcyon days of the George W. Bush Administration.

EdStat: On the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, 48 States/Jurisdictions Had No Significant Change in Their 8th-Grade Math Scores Compared to 2015

Two states/jurisdictions had score increases from 2015 to 2017, while three had score decreases.

EdStat: Between 2011 and 2015, Reading Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Improved in 4 Trial Urban Districts

Which urban school districts have been moving in the right direction on NAEP?

Who Signs Your Paycheck?

Federal influence on State Education Agencies

Who Is in Special Education and Who Has Access to Related Services?

New Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health

A Reading Test Focused on Content

Louisiana plans to to develop and pilot a streamlined English and social studies assessment that aligns with what is taught in classrooms.

A Response to Larry Berger’s ‘Confession’ on Personalized Learning

Joel Rose of New Classrooms responds to the concerns about personalized learning expressed by Larry Berger of Amplify.

EdStat: According to the Understanding America Study, 47 Percent of U.S. Adults Support Charter Schools

Our 2017 EdNext poll reported a sharp drop in support for new charter schools, but is public opinion bouncing back?

What to Watch For When the NAEP Results Are Released Next Week

Will the flat national trends continue? Did the switch to tablet-based assessments have an impact on the scores? What’s the story in D.C, Indiana, Miami, Chicago, and California?

In the News: Wanted – Big-City School Superintendents

About a dozen big cities are at this moment trying to hire new school superintendents.

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EdStat: Between 2011 and 2015, Reading Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Improved in 19 States

Which states are on a hot streak coming into the 2017 NAEP release on April 10?

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