An analysis of 2017 state proficiency standards
How extrinsic motivation gets kids to work harder and learn more
Can value-added make useful distinctions?
What explains the disappointing results?
As States Cut Back, Where Has the Money Gone?
How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow
Assessing the administration’s early impact on education
Forum: Trump and the Nation’s Schools
After little more than a year, President Donald J. Trump’s policies, values, and rhetoric have had a negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable schoolchildren, particularly low-income students and students of color. This adverse effect is especially pronounced in five areas: oversight of federal education law; enforcement of federal guarantees of educational equity; budget and […]
A new proposal for reforming teacher education
Can Georgia Tech’s virtual master’s increase access to education?
High court hears oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME
From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next
Will Hanna Skandera’s legacy last?
Scholars review the research on statewide programs
School voucher programs, which allow eligible families to send their children to private schools with the help of public funds, have sparked controversy since the first such initiative was launched in Milwaukee in 1991. Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) operate 54 private-school-choice programs, which include not only government-issued vouchers but also […]
Do public-school students who move to a private school with a government-funded voucher benefit from making this switch? A growing body of research is shedding light on this question. Of particular interest are findings coming out of three states and the District of Columbia, all of which have implemented ambitious voucher programs over the past […]
The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, launched in 2011, offers a rich opportunity to study how a large-scale tuition-voucher program works and to analyze the results it has produced in its first few years. As we consider the merits of private-school choice and what it would take to make it succeed, this initiative deserves particular attention: […]
Should schools act as community hall monitors?
Charter innovation in teacher retirement benefits
The next technology that could disrupt the classroom
A review of “The Case against Education,” by Bryan Caplan
The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City