NAEP Gains Over the Past 25 Years: A Closer Look at the Trends

How have U.S. students performed over the past twenty-five years on NAEP?

Were Teacher Evaluation Reforms a Net Positive or Net Negative?

Would schools, teachers, and students be better off if states had not implemented evaluation reforms at all? I suspect not.

What Lies Ahead for Teachers’ Unions After Janus?

We should not discount unions’ ability to adapt their political strategies to find influence even when the pendulum is swinging away from their interests.

Teacher Collective Bargaining and Student Learning

The evidence suggests that teacher collective bargaining leads to worse student outcomes that are reflected in long-run labor market success.

Please, Let Research Inform the Union Debate

There’s emerging evidence that what’s in collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) can influence important outcomes.

Simplifying Grants for College Students: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Making federal student aid programs simpler and easier for students to navigate is a key goal of efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act .

Vouchers Tend to Serve the Less Advantaged

At least 10 studies have examined the relative advantage of children that applied to a private-school-choice program relative to the population of eligible students in the same location.

Don’t Downplay Lessons from D.C. Schools Scandal

Over the past ten years, as D.C. schools have aggressively pursued a particular reform strategy, here has been little independent evaluation.

Influx of Haitian Refugees in Florida Didn’t Hurt Student Outcomes

We present the first evidence on the effects of a large influx of refugees or disaster-fleeing migrants on the educational outcomes of incumbent students.

What Have We Learned From Three Studies of Private School Choice?

Understanding the effect of private school choice on real-world success beyond test scores requires data on outcomes like college enrollment and graduation, and thanks to three recent Urban Institute studies, we know more about this than we did a year ago.

2017 NAEP Scores Coming Next Month: Why the Scores Matter

NAEP scores and trends have great value and reveal much that’s important to know.

The Spring 2018 Issue of Education Next is here!

In the Spring 2018 issue cover story, we present evidence on the spillover effects of charter schools on nearby district-school students.

Democrats Are In Denial About Teacher Pensions

Earlier this month the Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee issued a report called “Retirement Security in Peril.” While they get some facts right, they also miss the forest for the trees.

Public Sector Unions are Extortion Rackets (and other things we learned in Janus v. AFSCME)

Mark Janus probably feels better right now than AFSCME.

Surveying the Charter School Landscape

From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next

Evidence Should Inform But Not Drive Decision Making

Decision makers may end up relying on data about outcomes that happen to be available rather than about outcomes that align with their goals.

3 Ways Charter Schools Can Make Sure They Recruit, Hire, and Retain the Teachers They Need

Charter sectors have a lot more control over their teacher pipelines than they realize.

Yes, Teacher Turnover Can Be a Problem. But New Federal Data Show It’s Far From a National Crisis

Public education has some of the lowest rates of job turnover in our economy.

Can Digital Also Mean Low-Tech? Yes, and It Can Enhance Teaching

Simple innovations, like digital lesson plans, can go a long way toward improving teacher effectiveness and student outcomes

Why Is Accountability Always About Teachers?

Teachers do not manage or direct the system. Senior leaders make decisions that affect every aspect of life for teachers in schools.

On High School Graduation Rates: Want to Buy My Bridge?

Making graduation too easy undermines the motivation of the entire system to introduce and implement effective programs, from preschool to 12th grade.

Graduation Scandal Shouldn’t Overshadow Successful DCPS Reforms 

The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.

Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?

Teacher evaluation reforms seem to have dissuaded new teachers—promising and less so—in equal measure.

A Response to the Authors of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones”

One debunks myths with facts, not an alternative narrative.

A Response to Jay Greene’s Review of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones”

The issue here is a difference in what we think education is for and what a good education is.

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