Is the U.S. Constitution colorblind?

Revisiting the meaning of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision through the lens of Justice Scalia’s rulings

Lifting the veil on the complex world of teacher debt

Experts offer alternative plan as the Trump administration looks to cut loan forgiveness programs

Pensions are empty promises for most public-school teachers nationwide

Only 20% of teachers ever receive full benefits, while more than half receive nothing

First-of-its-kind study measures college instructor quality

Effective teachers boost grades and test scores, in both their own and subsequent courses

Boosting college quality and success for high-scoring Hispanic students

Recognition program facilitates targeted higher-ed recruitment, improves outcomes

‘Redshirting’ preschoolers may do more harm than good

Educator and researcher agree that it’s generally not worth it to delay kindergarten start time

What could we expect from a Justice Gorsuch on key education issues?

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick reviews the nominee’s major cases

Experts consider a federal constitutional right to education

Contact: Jackie Kerstetter: 814-440-2299, jackie.kerstetter@educationnext.org, Education Next Experts consider a federal constitutional right to education Should the Supreme Court’s 1973 Rodriguez decision be overturned? February 16, 2017—In its 1973 decision in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to education. The 5-4 […]

ESSA could fund crucial shift in education research

Small-scale studies are the only path to sustained improvement, says expert

College students assessed as needing remedial algebra more likely to succeed by instead taking credit-bearing statistics with additional support

The study, which was conducted at three community colleges at the City University of New York, represents the first controlled test of an alternative to traditional remediation.

What Obama’s Signature Education Reform Got Wrong

Four lessons offer guidance for next administration

Two National Surveys find Charter-School Parents More Satisfied than Those with Children in District-Operated Schools

Private school parents most satisfied of all

No-excuses charter students more likely to enroll in competitive, four-year colleges

Controversial educational approach leads to postsecondary success for Chicago students

Research lacking on school discipline reforms

Thin evidence on causes of and alternatives to suspensions, expulsions

The 2016 EdNext Poll – including 10-year trends in public opinion

Common Core and vouchers lose ground; growing opposition to tenure; charter schools and testing retain support

Study finds school closures in NYC benefitted rising ninth-graders

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

Change takes a positive turn in Newark

Superintendent Cerf fosters bipartisan support to improve student achievement

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

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