EdNext Podcast: What Went Wrong with Obama’s Teacher Evaluation Reform?

The efforts by the Obama administration to promote changes in the way teachers are evaluated have paid off in some ways but backfired in others.

What We’re Watching: A New Federal Push on Private School Choice?

On Wednesday, January 18 at 1 pm, Fordham and Hoover will host a discussion of three of the options policymakers might consider as they try to launch a school choice program.

What We’re Watching: Race, Social Justice and School Reform at AEI

On Wednesday, January 25 at 2:45 pm, AEI will host a discussion of race, social justice, and school reform that was inspired by a forum in Education Next titled “Education reform’s race debate.”

EdNext Podcast: What to Expect from Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation Hearing

With Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing rescheduled for January 17, EdNext’s Marty West talks with Mike McShane, the author of a new profile of the Education secretary designee, about what to expect.

What We’re Watching: What Will be Obama’s Lasting Education Legacy?

PBS NewsHour talks with Ed Week’s Alyson Klein and Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik about the future of the education policies promoted by President Obama and his education secretaries.

EdNext Podcast: Howard Fuller on Betsy DeVos and School Choice

EdNext’s Marty West asks Howard Fuller about his reaction to the election results, his thoughts on Betsy DeVos, and what supporters of school choice can do now.

EdNext Podcast: Making Sense of 2016

2016 was a year of surprises. AEI’s Andy Smarick highlights the themes of the past year through a selection articles that best explain the outcome of the election and more.

What We’re Watching: How Much Autonomy? A School Choice Debate

In this debate, Robert Pondiscio and Peter Cunningham consider how much regulation should accompany government-funded school choice.

What We’re Watching: The Politics of Education Reform at #EIE16

This panel discussion on politics attracted a standing-room-only crowd at last week’s national summit on education reform organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

EdNext Podcast: How Does Parental Satisfaction Vary Across School Sectors?

Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.

What We’re Watching: How Do Parental Perceptions of Schools Vary Across Sectors?

On December 13 we hosted a D.C. event looking at data from two surveys on what parents say about charter, district and private schools.

What We’re Watching: What Would You Change About Public Education?

At last week’s National Summit on Education Reform, sponsored by ExcelinEd, speakers were asked what one thing they would like to change about public education in the U.S.

EdNext Podcast: School Suspensions and Teacher Race

Students of color are suspended more often than their white peers, but the rates of suspension and expulsion change when students have a teacher of the same race.

EdNext Podcast: Charter Schools for the Preschool Set

Why has it taken so long for charter schools to start serving kids younger than kindergarten?

EdNext Podcast: Will New Orleans’ Education Reforms Stick?

The governing arrangements that made New Orleans a darling of education reformers will soon be a thing of the past. Is this the beginning of the end of the nation’s most promising experiment in non-traditional education governanace?

Trumpcast: What does Trump’s Victory Mean for Education Policy?

Education Next’s Paul E. Peterson and Martin West talk about what education reforms they expect from President-Elect Donald Trump. Will he move on school choice, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, Title I portability, charter schools, or something entirely unexpected?

What We’re Watching: What Will the 2016 Election Mean for Education?

On Thursday, November 10, AEI held a panel discussion on how the results of the election will affect federal and state education policies.

What We’re Watching: American Public Opinion on K-12 Education Policy

On September 16, Education Next hosted an event to discuss the results of its 10th annual survey of public opinion on K-12 education.

EdNext Podcast: Why Do Field Trips Matter?

Randomized experiments that send some students to visit art musuems and live theater performances find that these field trips help children develop critical thinking skills and values like empathy.

EdNext Podcast: Will Open Educational Resources Disrupt the Textbook Industry?

Teachers can now access a wealth of free resources online—from one image to a whole curriculum. But the growing reliance on open educational resources raises questions—who will produce them, how will they be compensated, how will educators be able to find the best ones, and how will all this affect the market for textbooks?

What We’re Watching: Jeb Bush at Harvard

On October 13, Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Askwith Forum on new opportunities for state leadership on K-12 education policy

EdNext Podcast: Test Prep or True Learning?

There’s plenty of evidence that students attending “no excuses” charter schools can do extremely well on standardized tests, but do the benefits of this approach to education extend beyond test scores?

EdNext Podcast: What Does the Research Say about School Discipline Policies?

Minority students are more likely to be suspended or expelled from school. What does the research say about the consequences of exclusionary discipline policies and alternatives to it?

What We’re Watching: Charter Schools at Twenty-Five: Humdrum or Revolutionary?

On Wednesday, October 12, Fordham hosted a discussion on the state of charter schooling. Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Richard Whitmire spoke about what has been accomplished, what has been learned, and what the future may hold.

EdNext Podcast: Jeb Bush on Fixing School Accountability

Under ESSA, states have new freedom to design their own accountability systems for schools. Will they innovate or will they retreat from real accountability?

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