The Problem with Pencils

Using computers — and creativity — to customize instruction

Raising More Than Test Scores

Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?

At the Ballot Box, a Test for Bay State Charters

Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.

What Do We Know About School Discipline Reform?

Assessing the alternatives to suspensions and expulsions

How Should States Design Their Accountability Systems?

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

Florida’s Intuitive Letter Grades Produce Results

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

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?

The Not-So-Golden Mean

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

Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll

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?

Continuing Change in Newark

To protect reform, Chris Cerf builds collaborative relationships

Strictly Discrimination

Supreme Court favors race-based policies

Think Big, Go Small

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

When Practice Does Make Perfect

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

Reaping the Whirlwind

Union victory on tenure may be short-lived

Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman

Opt-Out Reflects the Genuine Concerns of Parents

Forum: Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

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This Issue Is Bigger Than Just Testing

Forum: Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Incomplete Reform in Baltimore

A shift in authority to school leaders falls short

The Bronx is Learning

Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School

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