EdNext Podcast: Is Support for the Common Core Dropping or Stabilizing?

Marty West and Paul E. Peterson discuss the public’s changing opinion of the Common Core.

What We’re Watching: America’s Neglected Gifted Kids

Brandon Wright talks with The Wall Street Journal about what schools are doing for academically gifted students, the subject of a book he has written with Chester Finn.

EdNext Podcast: Comparing the EdNext Poll to the PDK Poll

Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson discuss the findings of the 2015 Education Next poll and compare the results with the findings from this week’s PDK/Gallup Poll.

What We’re Watching: Virtual Tour of Success Academy Charter Schools

An immersive, 360-degree panoramic view inside a Success Academy elementary school.

What We’re Watching: The New Hampshire Education Summit

The 74’s Campbell Brown interviewed GOP presidential candidates about education policy in New Hampshire on August 19.

What We’re Watching: One New Orleans Senior Struggles to Graduate

Nola.com tells the story of Sean Talley, an at-risk teenager from New Orleans trying to make it through high school.

What We’re Watching: Baseball Players To Visit Schools That Set High Standards

To win the contest and get a visit from a major league baseball player, nominate a school that “is hitting it out of the park with higher standards, clear expectations, and classroom support .”

What We’re Listening To: Diane Rehm Show on Teacher Shortages

Is there a nationwide teacher shortage? Why are so many districts struggling to fill certain kinds of teaching slots?

What We’re Listening To: New Orleanians See Remarkable Progress A Decade After Hurricane Katrina

A new survey looks at how residents of New Orleans are feeling ten years after Hurricane Katrina.

What We’re Listening To: This American Life on Desegregation

Nikole Hannah-Jones tells the story of Normandy School District, which accidentally launched a desegregation program.

What We’re Watching: Dual Credit STEM Courses In Chicago High Schools

Chicago Public Television looks at five high schools where students are earning college credit through an early college program.

What We’re Watching: Key & Peele’s ‘TeachingCenter’

A new sketch from Comedy Central’s Key & Peele imagines teachers being treated like professional athletes.

What We’re Watching: The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

Are minority students, particularly African Americans, overrepresented or underrepresented in special ed? Experts discuss a new study.

What We’re Listening To: Michael McShane Banters About Education Entrepreneurship

Mike McShane discusses a recent conference AEI held on the state of education entrepreneurship in K-12 education.

What We’re Listening To: Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

How much screen time is too much if the game is educational? Sarah Tribble of NPR investigates.

What We’re Watching: What Is Student Data?

A new video from the Data Quality Campaign shows the kinds of data that can be used to help educators and parents support student learning.

What We’re Watching: Campbell Brown Launches The Seventy Four

Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has launched an education-focused website called The Seventy Four.

What We’re Watching: What Should Replace No Child Left Behind?

Rick Hess and Bob Wise appear on PBS NewsHour to talk about how federal education policy should work in a post-NCLB world.

What We’re Watching: Blended Learning in a Pod at Intrinsic Schools

WTTW takes a look at Intrinsic Schools, a Chicago blended-learning charter school

What We’re Listening To: No More No Child Left Behind?

Chester E. Finn, Jr., Kati Haycock, and Lyndsey Layton discuss ESEA reauthorization on On Point.

What We’re Watching: The State of Entrepreneurship in K–12 Education

AEI hosted a research conference on the current role of entrepreneurship in improving K-12 Education.

What We’re Watching: Turnaround Districts — Lessons from Louisiana, Tennessee and Michigan

On June 29, Fordham hosted a discussion on turnaround school districts which included the leaders of these state-run districts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Michigan.

What We’re Watching: Why Proficiency Matters

The Foundation for Excellence in Education has launched Why Proficiency Matters, an interactive website that will help parents understand what proficiency means in their state and how it impacts their children.

What We’re Watching: Who Invented the Common Core?

USA Today’s Greg Toppo answer’s a reader’s question about the origins of the Common Core State Standards.

What We’re Watching: The Knowledge of Capital Nations

Eric Hanushek discusses the value of raising students’ cognitive skills and how this is crucial to boosting long-term economic growth

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