On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the Urban Institute hosted a panel discussion on school finance policies and inequality.
Daniel Hamlin talks with Paul E. Peterson about his research on whether there’s any difference in student perception of safety between district and charter schools in Detroit.
Bellwether Education Partners believes we need to think differently about school transportation. In this 3-minute video they explain what needs to change.
Michael Podgursky joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the role of public sector unions in negotiating and sometimes even selling health care and other benefits to their members.
On election day last week, voters in Douglas County, Colorado elected a slate of school board members who want to undo the reforms embraced by the last board.
Max Eden joins Marty West to discuss the results of the election, and in particular, what they mean for school choice efforts nationwide.
What We’re Watching: Improving Career and Technical Education by Reforming High Schools and Community Colleges
On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 AEI hosted two panel discussions on new ways to prepare students for the world of work.
Josh Goodman of the Harvard Kennedy School sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new master’s degree in computer science offered by Georgia Tech. The computer science department, one of the top 10 programs in the country, has set up a flexible, online program for working adults that charges only 1/6 of what an in-person master’s degree costs.
As millennials grow up and become parents, find schools for their kids, and move into positions of leadership, what’s apt to change on the education reform front? The Fordham Institute and the Walton Family Foundation are convening a panel to discuss this on November 14 at 4 pm.
On November 14, the Brown Center at Brookings and CRPE will host two panels on the current state of public school choice in our nation’s cities.
David Quinn joins Marty West to discuss how researchers analyze summer learning loss and how it varies by student background.
Martin Lueken of EdChoice and Benjamin Scafidi of Kennesaw State University sit down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss their reasearch on the effect of the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program on school district resources.
Dan Willingham explains why reading comprehension tests don’t actually test reading comprehension.
Eva Moskowitz, the founder of Success Academy Charter Network, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss her new memoir, The Education of Eva Moskowitz, and the role of charter schools in New York City.
Demand for seats in charter schools remains high among families but public enthusiasm for continued growth of the charter sector seems to be slipping.
Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal columnist and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss where the opposition to charter schools is coming from.
Western Governors University has earned praise for its innovative model of competency-based learning. But the U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General has called for the government to bar WGU students from federal student aid programs.
In this episode, Michael Horn of the Christensen Institute joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the WGU model and why a government audit found it wanting.
Dennis Epple, Professor of Economics at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how states can expand their school choice programs, and whether those programs have been effective.
In August 2016, a new public school opened in Washington, D.C. specifically to meet the needs of boys of color. A three-part audio documentary looks at how things went for the students and the school in its first year.
What We’re Watching: Bill Gates Keynote at the Annual Conference of the Council of the Great City Schools
On October 19, 2017 at 12:30, Bill Gates delivered the keynote address at the 61st Annual Conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Tom Vander Ark joins Marty West to discuss the benefits of technology in schools and why it would be a mistake to reject the use of computers in the classroom.
Steve Klinsky, founder and CEO of ModernStates.org, joins Paul Peterson to discuss his new charity, which offers students up to 40 transferrable college credits for free.
How does the current array of technology in schools fit with the ages-old aspiration of forming thoughtful and reflective young men and women who will strive for a greater good beyond themselves? That’s the question Daniel Scoggin raises in his half of a new Education Next forum, “Should We Limit Screen Time in School?”
Margaret Raymond, director of CREDO at Stanford University, sits down with Paul Peterson to discuss CREDO’s latest study on charter schools in New York City.
A new study from the Urban Institute finds that a Florida program designed to expand access to private schools has helped more low income students enroll in college. Matt Chingos, one of the authors of the study, talks with Marty West about how the Florida Tax Credit scholarship program works, how the effects of the program were studied, and how his findings fit in with those of other studies of voucher and tax credit programs.
Eva Moskowitz, the CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, was at AEI on Tuesday, October 3 to talk with Rick Hess about her battles to reform America’s education system, the topic of her new book.