Have States Maintained High Expectations for Student Performance?

An analysis of 2017 state proficiency standards

The Case for Holding Students Accountable

How extrinsic motivation gets kids to work harder and learn more

Rating Teacher-Preparation Programs

Can value-added make useful distinctions?

A Disappointing National Report Card

What explains the disappointing results?

Higher Ed, Lower Spending

As States Cut Back, Where Has the Money Gone?

Strengthening the Roots of the Charter-School Movement

How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow

Trump and the Nation’s Schools

Assessing the administration’s early impact on education

A Strong Start on Advancing Reform

Forum: Trump and the Nation’s Schools

Harmful Policies, Values, and Rhetoric

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 […]

Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think

A new proposal for reforming teacher education

An Elite Grad-School Degree Goes Online

Can Georgia Tech’s virtual master’s increase access to education?

Judgment Day for Union Agency Fees

High court hears oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME

Surveying the Charter School Landscape

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

The New Mexico Reform Story

Will Hanna Skandera’s legacy last?

Taking Stock of Private-School Choice

Scholars review the research on statewide programs

Programs Benefit Disadvantaged Students

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 […]

Still Waiting for Convincing Evidence

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 […]

Lessons Learned from Indiana

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: […]

Snap Judgment

Should schools act as community hall monitors?

Pensions Under Pressure

Charter innovation in teacher retirement benefits

Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?

The next technology that could disrupt the classroom

Why Is Charter Growth Slowing?

Lessons from the Bay Area

The Main Purpose of Schooling

A review of “The Case against Education,” by Bryan Caplan

In Defense Of Education’s “Wild West”

Charter schools thrive in the Four Corners states

Charters and the Common Good

The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City

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