On Monday, March 28, Brookings hosted an online discussion of a new report that looks at how deeply the Common Core standards have penetrated schools and classrooms. It focused on new research by Tom Loveless looking at the emphasis of non-fiction vs. fiction texts in reading and on enrollment in advanced courses in mathematics.
Marty West talks with Dan Goldhaber about the differences teachers and schools make. Goldhaber is the author of “In Schools, Teacher Quality Matters Most.”
Education Next’s Marty West talks with Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs, and Erica Woolway, authors of the new book Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction.
On Tuesday, March 15 at 4:00 pm, the Hoover Institution and the Fordham Institute will host an event to discuss a new book that looks at the role schools can play in helping low-income children advance in life.
Marty West talks with Anna Egalite about the Coleman Report’s finding that family background explained more about student achievement than factors within the control of the school or other things that education policy can influence.
The 74 made this video about Juan Salgado, who has launched two charter schools in Chicago through an organization called Instituto Del Progresso Latino.
On Friday, March 4 at noon, the Cato Institute will host a discussion with the title “School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe?”
The federal education law passed in December 2015 shifts power back to states and school districts. It gives states the flexibility to decide what they want a high school diploma to mean, among other things. Susan Patrick of iNACOL sits down with EdNext’s Paul E. Peterson to discuss the impact of the new Every Student Succeeds Act on digital learning, testing, and more.
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now are offering an online course called Education Policy 101. The application deadline to take the Spring 2016 course is March 11. (Click here for the application.) As described on the course page Education Policy 101 (Ed Policy 101) is an innovative online course that introduces […]
On February 26 EdNext hosted an event to revisit James S. Coleman’s 1966 report, “Equality of Educational Opportunity” on its 50th anniversary.
In this episode of the EdNext podcast, Tom Kane talks with Marty West about why education research is not having an impact on education policy and what it would take for decisions made by policymakers at the state and local level to be influenced by research.
On Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 pm, the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans will release four new reports on the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
A new video from Reason TV looks at a Brooklyn neighborhood where school boundaries may be redrawn to make schools more diverse, and wonders whether this is the best way to integrate schools.
Amanda Olberg interviews Paul E. Peterson about the results of his new analysis of state academic standards. The study looks at how high states are setting the bar for student proficiency.
How have patterns of school segregation evolved in recent decades? Are American schools re-segregating, as newspaper headlines often suggest? And what do we know about the consequences of school segregation for students? Marty West talks with Steven Rivkin, a professor of economics and the author of a new paper on desegregation since the 1960s.
On Thursday, February 11 at 4:00 pm, the Fordham Institute will host an event to discuss a new report that evaluates the quality of three “next generation” assessments: PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and ACT Aspire.
Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie talks with Robert Pondiscio about the charge that Success Academy charter schools try to push out students who are difficult to manage, and about whether poor kids should have the same right to disruption-free schools as rich kids.
Each winter, thousands of school superintendents must decide whether or not to cancel school in light of an impending snow storm. In this week’s podcast, Marty West talks with Josh Goodman, the author of “In Defense of Snow Days,” about why they should err on the side of cancelling school.
Fordham held a competition to see who can come up with the best ideas for creating systems that states can use to hold schools accountable.
Marty West of EdNext talks with Greg Toppo about academic games and James Coleman’s idea that they could be used to increase motivation and academic performance among teens.
Concerned that our system of teacher pensions leaves too many teachers without adequate funds for retirement, the folks at TeacherPensions.org have created a short video that explains the problems with today’s pensions for teachers.
Eric Hanushek talks with Paul E. Peterson about President Obama’s education legacy.
As we reach the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report on equality of educational opportunity in the U.S., Hanushek and Peterson discuss how the achievement gap has changed over time.
As part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress authorized a national study of equality of educational opportunity in the United States. The study, conducted under the leadership of James Coleman, has reverberated across the decades.
We are now on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report. For this occasion, Eric A. Hanushek has written about the changes in student achievement that have occurred over the past 50 years.
For this episode of the Ed Next podcast, he sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss what the Coleman Report found about the size of the achievement gap between blacks and whites across the country and how that gap has changed over time.