What the Obama administration’s signature reform got wrong
A review of “Charter Schools at the Crossroads” by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright
A long record refutes the radical image of the education secretary
EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide
New evidence from a U.S. Department of Education survey
Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access
Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?
Is the federal government overstepping its role?
Using computers — and creativity — to customize instruction
Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?
Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.
Assessing the alternatives to suspensions and expulsions
Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst
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.
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.
Most kids in America aren’t on track for success. Why don’t they and their parents know it?
A review of “The End of Average” by Todd Rose
Mayor de Blasio’s efforts remain a work in progress
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
Big transitions are underway throughout American education.
Did students do better after their high schools were closed?
To protect reform, Chris Cerf builds collaborative relationships
Supreme Court favors race-based policies
A different approach to starting a school
Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia