How have U.S. students performed over the past twenty-five years on NAEP?
Would schools, teachers, and students be better off if states had not implemented evaluation reforms at all? I suspect not.
We should not discount unions’ ability to adapt their political strategies to find influence even when the pendulum is swinging away from their interests.
The evidence suggests that teacher collective bargaining leads to worse student outcomes that are reflected in long-run labor market success.
There’s emerging evidence that what’s in collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) can influence important outcomes.
Making federal student aid programs simpler and easier for students to navigate is a key goal of efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act .
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.
Over the past ten years, as D.C. schools have aggressively pursued a particular reform strategy, here has been little independent evaluation.
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.
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.
NAEP scores and trends have great value and reveal much that’s important to know.
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.
Mark Janus probably feels better right now than AFSCME.
From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next
Decision makers may end up relying on data about outcomes that happen to be available rather than about outcomes that align with their goals.
Charter sectors have a lot more control over their teacher pipelines than they realize.
Public education has some of the lowest rates of job turnover in our economy.
Simple innovations, like digital lesson plans, can go a long way toward improving teacher effectiveness and student outcomes
Teachers do not manage or direct the system. Senior leaders make decisions that affect every aspect of life for teachers in schools.
Making graduation too easy undermines the motivation of the entire system to introduce and implement effective programs, from preschool to 12th grade.
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.
Teacher evaluation reforms seem to have dissuaded new teachers—promising and less so—in equal measure.
One debunks myths with facts, not an alternative narrative.
The issue here is a difference in what we think education is for and what a good education is.