The 529 expansion to private K-12 schools will primarily benefit affluent families, produce limited incentives for promoting private school choice, and come at a nontrivial cost to states.
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 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.
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.
Ten weeks ago, hardly anyone saw West Virginia and Oklahoma coming.
Education Next has released a series of posts analyzing the 2017 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Demographically-adjusted data provide important insights into differences in state-level school performance.
There is considerable evidence that this year’s flat scores may have been caused by events that happened almost a decade ago.
Well, the long-awaited 2017 NAEP results have been released. Unlike 2015’s results, which landed with a thud, these landed with a “meh.”
The gains in test performance in the early 2000s were driven by particularly strong gains for the lowest performing 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?
Federal influence on State Education Agencies
New Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health
EdStat: Under the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Savers in 529 Plans Can Withdraw up to $10,000 Per Year Free of Federal Taxes to Pay Tuition Expenses at an Elementary or Secondary Private School
In our current forum, Lindsey M. Burke argues that the Trump administration has already made some positive strides for the nation’s schools.
Louisiana plans to to develop and pilot a streamlined English and social studies assessment that aligns with what is taught in classrooms.
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?
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?
About a dozen big cities are at this moment trying to hire new school superintendents.
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?