Making the Trade

Offering noncollege options to students

Offering noncollege options to students

Kansas Courts Get It Right

Instead of deciding whether or not the Kansas legislature had dedicated sufficient funds to its local schools, the Kansas Supreme Court chose to highlight the importance of student outcomes.

Should Pell Grants Target the College-Ready?

Education Next talks with Isabel Sawhill and Sara Goldrick-Rab

Education Next talks with Isabel Sawhill and Sara Goldrick-Rab

California Pension Reform: An Interview With San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Will states and cities facing skyrocketing costs find a way to protect the retirement benefits that people have already earned while making changes to the way benefits are earned in the future?

For Education Entrepreneurs, Innovation Yields High Returns

Learning from Larry Berger, Jonathan Harber, and Ron Packard

Learning from Larry Berger, Jonathan Harber, and Ron Packard

Disparate Distortions: Obama Administration Doublespeak Undermines School Discipline

Today’s guidelines announced in Baltimore by the Justice and Education Departments brings the tortured logic of disparate impact to school discipline.

The 10 Things to Know About NAEP TUDA 2013

The performance of students in urban districts is distressingly low.

Examining High-Stakes Testing

Education Next talks with Joshua Starr and Margaret Spellings

Education Next talks with Joshua P. Starr and Margaret Spellings

By Joshua P. Starr and Margaret Spellings    Homepage, On Top of the News, Standards, Testing, and Accountability  

Assessments Are Vital for Healthy Schools

Putting a moratorium on testing is akin to shooting the messenger.

Putting a moratorium on testing is akin to shooting the messenger.

Wrestling with Diversity and Education in American Promise

The film American Promise, which opened in D.C. on November 1, surfaces many of difficult issues at the intersection of race, class, and gender.

Toddlers and Tablets

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Will Mayor de Blasio Turn Back the School Reform Clock?

New York City’s charters and small high schools at risk

New York City’s charters and small high schools at risk

Learning Why the Caged Bird Sings

A review of First Class:The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, by Alison Stewart

The Louisiana Scholarship Program

Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration

Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration

High Scores at BASIS Charter Schools

Arizona students outperform Shanghai

Arizona students outperform Shanghai on international exams

Douglas County: The Most Interesting School District in America?

Douglas County suggests that the familiar paradigm of urban reform, which has driven so much of the K-12 agenda in the past decade, may be an uncomfortable or problematic fit in suburban districts.

Boston and the Charter School Cap

Politics halts growth of top-notch schools

Politics halts growth of top-notch schools

Expanding College Opportunities

Intervention yields strong returns for low-income high-achievers

Intervention yields strong returns for low-income high-achievers

On Tony Bennett’s ‘Grading-Gate,’ Avoid the Rush to Judgment

There’s little doubt that the media will continue to have a field day with revelations that Tony Bennett worked to change Indiana’s A–F grading system after learning that a high-performing school started by a wealthy donor would receive a C.

That’s How the Consortia Crumble

On Monday, PARCC released the cost of its tests—and right on cue, another state, Georgia, dropped out of the testing consortia. This is a disaster.

The School Administrator Payoff from Teacher Pensions

The “stewards” of the system benefit the most

The “stewards” of the system benefit the most

By Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, and Michael Podgursky    Features, Homepage, Journal, On Top of the News, School Spending  

Despite Common Core, States Still Lack Common Standards

Students proficient on state tests but not national

Students proficient on state tests but not national

Limits on Collective Bargaining

Wisconsin succeeds in cutting costs

Wisconsin succeeds in cutting costs

NCLB’s Critical Design Flaw and the Lesson to Take

A decision to focus NCLB reauthorization on promoting transparency, honest measurements of spending and achievement, and on ensuring that constitutional protections are respected ought not be seen as a retreat from NCLB but as an attempt to have the feds do what they can do sensibly and well.

Pulling the Parent Trigger

Education Next talks with Ben Austin and Michael J. Petrilli

Education Next talks with Ben Austin and Michael J. Petrilli

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