What We’re Watching: Why Knowledge Is the Key to Skills — and the Common Core

On October 29, Fordham hosted a discussion of how the pursuit of skills rather than knowledge is widening the achievement gap.

EdNext Podcast: Al Hubbard on School Choice in Indiana

Al Hubbard talks with Paul E. Peterson about the state of school choice and other reforms in his home state of Indiana.

What We’re Watching: Katherine Bradley on the School of the Future

AEI hosted a discussion with Katherine Bradley on how technology and adaptive-learning software can be used to revolutionize learning.

EdNext Podcast: Michael Podgursky on Pension Reform

University of Missouri Professor of Economics Michael Podgursky sits down with EdNext editor Paul E. Peterson to discuss the trouble some states are in with their pension systems.

What We’re Watching: We Don’t Want School Choice

In this humorous video by ChoiceMediaTV parents, talk about why they don’t want school choice.

EdNext Podcast: Arne Duncan’s Legacy

Michael B. Horn and Paul E. Peterson discuss Arne Duncan’s decision to resign and what his legacy will be as Secretary of Education.

Ed Next Book Club: Failing Our Brightest Kids

Mike Petrilli interviews Chester Finn and Brandon Wright about their new book.

EdNext Podcast: The Challenges of Implementing Tech-Based Personalized Learning

Michael Horn and Paul E. Peterson discuss the growth of personalized learning and how technology can help advance it.

What We’re Watching: Failing Our Brightest Kids Event at Hoover in DC

On Monday, Oct. 26 Hoover hosted a discussion of Failing Our Brightest Kids, the new book by Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Brandon L. Wright.

What We’re Listening To: Can CBT Help Troubled Young Men Stop Fighting and Stay in School?

Freakonomics Radio looks at an effort to reduce violence and dropout rates among young men in the Chicago Public Schools using cognitive behavioral therapy.

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EdNext Podcast: What Does the Public Want Taught?

Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. West and Michael B. Henderson discuss what the public thinks schools should be teaching more of.

What We’re Watching: Developing Strong K-12 Leaders from Within

Fordham and EdFuel hosted a discussion about how education organizations can learn to recognize and retain their most talented staff and turn them into tomorrow’s leaders.

What We’re Listening To: Lower Income, Higher Ed

This radio documentary by WAMU’s Kavitha Cardoza takes a close look at why so many low-income students who show great promise do not graduate from college.

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EdNext Podcast: The Department of Education’s Equity Initiative

Shep Melnick and Paul E. Peterson discuss a “Dear Colleague” letter sent by the federal government to education officials around the country about equalizing educational resources for students of different races.

Ed Next Book Club: The Prize

Mike Petrilli talks with Dale Russakoff about her new book on school reform in Newark.

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? tells a gripping, and mostly depressing, tale of the reform efforts in woebegone Newark, complete with some of the most colorful characters in American public life today. Chris Christie. Corey Booker. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. Appointed schools superintendent Cami Anderson. And of course the teachers and students who are the true heroes of the book—and the victims of a school system—and a reform effort—gone badly astray.

What We’re Listening To: Boston Schools Seek To Increase Teacher Diversity

Boston Public Schools, where 87 percent of students are minorities but only 38 percent of teachers are, is trying to build its own pipeline of talented minority teachers.

What We’re Watching: AEI Conference on Education Reform After Katrina

On September 16, AEI hosted an event on the state of education reform in New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina.

EdNext Podcast: School Reform in New Orleans After Katrina

Marty West and Doug Harris take stock of the education reforms that have taken place in New Orleans in the decade since Hurricane Katrina.

EdNext Podcast: Does the Public Support Higher Teacher Salaries?

Marty West and Paul E. Peterson discuss the findings of the 2015 EdNext poll on public support for higher school spending and higher teacher salaries.

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

Marty 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.

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