How Should States Design Their Accountability Systems?

Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst

Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst

Florida’s Intuitive Letter Grades Produce Results

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In Florida, where I served as governor from 1999 to 2007, a bold, new direction was required. And so in 1999, we overhauled our school system through accountability legislation that made student learning the focus of education.

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California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement

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In California, we’ve moved beyond assigning schools a single number score each year and are implementing a “dashboard” accountability system, to better capture and communicate multiple dimensions of school performance.

Common Confusion

Most kids in America aren’t on track for success. Why don’t they and their parents know it?

Most kids in America aren’t on track for success. Why don’t they and their parents know it?

The Not-So-Golden Mean

A neuroscientist aims to disrupt the “tyranny of averaging”

A review of “The End of Average” by Todd Rose

Ed Reform Rollback in New York City

Mayor de Blasio's efforts remain a work in progress

Mayor de Blasio’s efforts remain a work in progress

Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll

Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular

Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular

Transition Time

Big transitions are underway throughout American education.

School Closures In New York City

Did students do better after their high schools were closed?

Did students do better after their high schools were closed?

Continuing Change in Newark

To protect reform, Chris Cerf builds collaborative relationships

To protect reform, Chris Cerf builds collaborative relationships

Strictly Discrimination

Supreme Court favors race-based policies

Supreme Court favors race-based policies

Think Big, Go Small

A different approach to starting a school

A different approach to starting a school

The Politics of the Common Core Assessments

Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia

Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia

When Practice Does Make Perfect

What everyone can learn from top performers

A review of “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Ed Reform Battle in Los Angeles

Conflict escalates as charter schools thrive

Conflict escalates as charter schools thrive

Reaping the Whirlwind

Union victory on tenure may be short-lived

Union victory on tenure may be short-lived

Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman

Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman

Opt-Out Reflects the Genuine Concerns of Parents

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This Issue Is Bigger Than Just Testing

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Forum: Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Incomplete Reform in Baltimore

A shift in authority to school leaders falls short

A shift in authority to school leaders falls short

The Bronx is Learning

Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School

Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School

Virtual Reality Disruption

Will 3-D technology break through to the educational mainstream?

Will 3-D technology break through to the educational mainstream?

One Hundred Miles and a World Apart

Two teachers reflect on their work in vastly different schools

A review of “The Battle for Room 314” and “The Secret Lives of Teachers”

Teaching Character

Grit is critical to how and why people succeed

A review of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth and “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why” by Paul Tough

Not Leaving, Just Changing Jobs

This is the last issue of Education Next for which I will serve as editor-in-chief.

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