AEI profiles a struggling North Carolina school district that righted itself and closed a gaping achievement gap in just a few years.
Mike Petrilli talks with Amanda Ripley about her bestselling book.
What We’re Watching: Measuring the Influence of Education Advocacy [Event Cancelled due to Inclement Weather]
The Brown Center will hold a live webcast on Tuesday of an event on how education advocacy groups influenced the passage of voucher legislation in Louisiana, and how to measure the impact of advocacy more generally.
College Summit argues that it’s time to stop debating how many kids should go to college. Instead we should be helping students choose the right college.
Shanghai education officials talk about what they did to get to the top of the PISA rankings. Jay Greene warns that trying to figure out what we should learn from Shanghai is a lot more complicated than this.
A panel at the Manhattan Institute considers declines in civic knowledge and how things can be turned around.
Panelists at AEI discuss how trends in family structure and parenting are setting some kids up to fail.
The Fordham Institute hosted a panel on teacher-evaluation reform on Monday. Here’s the video.
Paul E. Peterson discusses the latest NAEP results.
NCTQs Sandi Jacobs discusses the organization’s new report on teacher evaluations.
Stand For Children’s video on the Common Core state standards.
Jay P. Greene talks about his recent study showing that children benefit from field trips on the NBC Nightly News.
Paul E. Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. discuss what is wrong with the American education system and how it can be fixed.
England’s Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove MP delivered the dinner keynote address at the National Summit for Education Reform 2013
On Wednesday morning the Brown Center at Brookings will release “Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards — You Get What You Pay For?” at a panel discussion. The event will be live-tweeted by Ed Next.
What do education reformers look for in a school for their own kids?
Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Mike Petrilli vs. Neal McCluskey and Emmett McGroarty
NBC’s 2013 Education Nation Summit is happening now. Ed Next will be live-tweeting several panels on Monday and Tuesday at @educationnext.
James Tooley, author of The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves, will be speaking today (Monday, October 7) at the Cato Institute at noon.
Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek summarize their new book on how the future of the U.S. is endangered by its stagnant school system.
Paul E. Peterson and Eric A. Hanushek discuss the gains that U.S. students need to make in educational achievement to bring our nation up to the level of the highest-achieving countries
How can the United States raise the status of the teaching profession?
Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst bring their town hall series of open and honest conversations about how to improve public education to Philly.
Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with Paul Peterson, Eric Hanushek, and Ludger Woessmann about their new book.
Paul E. Peterson recently appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss his new book, Endangering Prosperity, and the link between a well-educated nation and a growing economy.