Study finds school closures in NYC benefitted rising ninth-graders

Students enrolled in higher performing high schools, more likely to earn Regents diploma

States curb Common Core opposition by leaving testing consortia

Thirty-eight states have left either PARCC, Smarter Balanced, or both since 2010

New analyses of opt-out movement offer fresh perspectives

Although less likely to be economically disadvantaged, opt-out students tended to be lower-achieving than test takers in New York State last year

Once promising reforms stall in Baltimore

Student performance low, principal attrition high in Charm City

Icahn Charter Schools build background knowledge to drive learning

Student achievement places Icahn among NYC’s top performing charter networks

PARCC and Massachusetts state exams predict college success equally well

In math, PARCC’s college-ready cutoff score is set at a higher level than the MCAS proficiency cutoff

Bush-Obama regulations fail to generate sustained gains in student achievement

School choice and competition remain the best hope for improving schools

Two school choice proponents argue the merits of education savings accounts

Education savings account (ESAs) provide parents with most or all of funds the state would have spent on a child’s education, allowing parents to pay for public school alternatives, such as tutoring, online courses, private school tuition, or a combination of other educational services.

Massive economic gains for states that invest in student achievement

Fifty-state effort could increase GDP by $76 trillion over next 80 years

School choice, charters propel achievement in Denver schools

Principals and schools use autonomy to drive results

School choice benefits extend far beyond test scores

Urban minority students enrolled in district school alternatives more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college

Forty-five States Increased Academic Proficiency Standards between 2011 and 2015

Commitments to Common Core generate record gains in state standards, no states receive failing grade

Are U. S. Schools Really Resegregating?

Segregation still in decline despite decreasing black exposure to white students

New academic games motivate students to achieve

Coleman’s early theories on competition increase student engagement

Black-White Achievement Gap Makes Little Progress Since 1960s

Greatest gains in South which has caught up with the rest of the country

Collective bargaining has negative impact on students’ future earnings and employment

New study offers first evidence of the long-term effects of duty-to-bargain laws

States Move Toward Dual-Immersion and English-Immersion Instruction

Rising standards and accountability initiatives have spotlighted weak ELL programs

Does Poverty Explain the Mediocre Performance of American Schools?

U.S. students from both affluent and low-income homes underperform their peers in other countries

Test-based accountability has beneficial long-term effects on the graduation rates and future earnings of disadvantaged Texas students attending schools at risk of failing, new study finds

But disadvantaged students at schools seeking recognition for high performance suffer education and income losses.

Education Department Letter Strays Far From Civil Rights Act

Education mandate will create paperwork, not improve minority education

2015 EdNext Poll: Public Backs Testing, Opposes “Opt-out” Movement

Support for Common Core State Standards slips, but opponents are still in the minority; a majority opposes requirements to balance discipline rates across race; only a minority backs union fees for non-union teachers; support for charter schools and tax credits to fund private school scholarships dips, but a majority still favors them

New Orleans Reforms Boost Student Performance

Families have many options as 93 percent of public school students attend charter schools

Charter Schools Do Not Appear to Discriminate Against Special Education Students

Students with disabilities more likely to remain in charters than in district schools

Race to the Top Competition Changes State Education Policies

Winners enact new initiatives, strengthen standards and expand charters

Wisconsin High School Reaches High International Benchmarks in Math and Reading

Participating in international testing motivates both educators and students

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