What We’re Listening To: This American Life on School Discipline

This week’s episode of This American Life tells stories of how schools handle misbehaving kids.

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What We’re Watching: Could Binge-Watching Revolutionize Education?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings advocates letting students control the pace of their own learning, which may include binge-learning calculus.

What We’re Watching: State of the Union 2014 – Education

As part of Stanford University’s State of the Union 2014 course, Randi Weingarten, Linda Darling-Hammond and Chester Finn discuss the current state of education reform.

What We’re Watching: Is There Too Much Testing in the Public Schools?

PBS NewsHour looks into how much testing there will be in this first year of Common Core testing.

What We’re Watching: Three Ideas for American Education Reform

Mike McShane explains how our education system could be changed to help the have-nots catch up to the haves

What We’re Watching: Campbell Brown at AEI

On October 2, Campbell Brown was at AEI to discuss the Vergara v. California ruling and teacher tenure reform.

What We’re Watching: Health of the Public Charter School Movement

The Fordham Institute and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools hosted a discussion on the health of the charter school movement on Oct. 1.

Ed Next Book Club: Laurence Steinberg on Age of Opportunity

Mike Petrilli talks with Laurence Steinberg about his new book on what science tells us about adolescence.

What We’re Watching: Building a Better Teacher

Fordham hosted a conversation with Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher, on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

What We’re Watching: Common Core on Washington Journal

Mike Petrilli and Neal McCluskey discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative on CSPAN’s Washington Journal.

Ed Next Book Club: Dana Goldstein on The Teacher Wars

Mike Petrilli interviews Dana Goldstein about her new book on teachers.

What We’re Watching: Embrace the Common Core

IntelligenceSquared recently hosted a debate on the Common Core which featured two Ed Next editors – Rick Hess and Mike Petrilli – on opposite sides.

What We’re Watching: OECD Test for Schools

Schools that want to see if they are holding their students to high standards can test their students using an exam given around the globe. A story on PBS Newshour takes a close look at the test.

What We’re Watching: Paul E. Peterson Interviews James Ryan for HarvardX Course

As part of his HarvardX course, Paul E. Peterson discusses desegregation with Jim Ryan, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

What We’re Watching: Education and Opportunity Book Launch

On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at noon, AEI will host a launch event for “Education and Opportunity,” a new book by Mike McShane.

What We’re Listening To: A Tale of Two Polls

A story on NPR’s Morning Edition looks into why two new surveys come to different conclusions about the extent of support for the Common Core.

What We’re Watching: The Vergara Fight Goes Coast to Coast

Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discuss the spread of legal challenges to state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal, and seniority.

Ed Next Book Club: Elizabeth Green on Building a Better Teacher

Mike Petrilli interviews Elizabeth Green about her new book on great teaching.

What We’re Watching: How Teacher Evaluations Can Improve Teacher Performance

Eric Taylor of Stanford University explains the findings of a study on the effects of high-quality teacher evaluations on teacher performance.

What We’re Watching: Saving Schools MOOC

A free online course on history, politics, and policy in American education, taught by Paul E. Peterson, will begin on Sept. 8.

What We’re Watching: Are U.S. Schools Prepared for Migrant Students?

Nina Rees discusses how schools will need to respond to rising numbers of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

What We’re Watching: Steering Great Leaders into the Principal’s Office

On January 31, Fordham hosted a panel discussion on their latest report, “Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement.”

What We’re Watching: Underwater Dreams

Four undocumented teenagers from a high-poverty high school in Phoenix win a national robotics competition in this documentary produced by Jeb Bush, Jr.

What We’re Listening To: What’s In the Common Core Math Standards?

Jason Zimba, one of the lead authors of the Common Core math standards, talks about what’s in the standards.

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What We’re Watching: Common Core: Realities of the Rollout

Fordham’s Amber Northern talks about Common Core implementation at the EWA’s 67th National Seminar.

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