School Reform for Rural America

Innovate with charters, expand career and technical education

Innovate with charters, expand career and technical education

Memo to Teachers’ Unions: Now Might Be a Good Time to Start Panicking

In Friedrichs, ten California teachers are arguing that agency fees (combined with onerous “opt-out” procedures) violate their rights to freedom of speech and association

The Meaning of Community at Democracy Prep

School culture supports students and their families

School culture supports students and their families

Backfilling Charter Seats: A Backhanded Way to Kill School Autonomy

I respect schools that welcome students at any grade when space opens up, but whether to do this should remain the prerogative of the school, not the state or its regulators.

Fixing No Child Left Behind: Oral Testimony of Martin West

Congress should maintain the law’s current annual testing requirements while restoring to states virtually all decisions about the design of their accountability systems.

Testing, Testing 1-2-3

Ending statewide, comparable, annual testing is an overreaction that creates more problems than it solves.

School Vouchers Help Low-Income Minority Students Earn a College Degree

For the first time, we are able to show that vouchers may have a long-term positive impact on college graduation rates.

Common Core Standards Aren’t So Easy To Replace

For all the hoopla, just a handful of states have proposed significant changes to Common Core, and none of them has written higher standards.

No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts

Fixing Detroit’s 
Broken School System

Improve accountability 
and oversight for district and charter schools

Improve accountability 
and oversight for district and charter schools

Jeb Bush Speaks Out

Talking education policy with Florida’s former governor

Talking education policy with Florida’s former governor

The Philadelphia School District’s Ongoing Financial Crisis

Why the district has a money problem

Why the district has a money problem

Montgomery County’s Elementary School Curriculum: Where’s the Beef?

The MCPS curriculum is weak when it comes to content in science and extremely weak in history.

The Challenges of AP History: Are You Sure You Want College Credit?

The trickle downward of university curricular mischief into our schools and other institutions continues unabated, and it’s not a problem that the College Board alone can solve.

Civil Rights Enforcement Gone Haywire

The federal government’s new school-discipline policy

The federal government’s new school-discipline policy

Common Core: Too Little Change, Not Too Much

Common Core will not lead to a national curriculum. Local control is alive and well, as it should be. But that’s not to say anything goes in the Common Core era or that changes to teaching and learning aren’t needed.

Despite Success in New York City, It’s Time for Charters to Guard Their Flanks

School districts and teachers unions are fighting charters with renewed energy.

The Texas Ten Percent Plan’s Impact on College Enrollment

Students go to public universities instead of private ones

Students go to public universities instead of private ones

Teacher of the Year to Union President

Lily Eskelsen García is poised to take over at the NEA

Lily Eskelsen García is poised to take over at the NEA

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.

MOOCs for High School

Unlocking opportunities or substandard learning?

Unlocking opportunities or substandard learning?

Mayoral Control in the Windy City

Emanuel battles to improve Chicago schools

Emanuel battles to improve Chicago schools

Common Core: Teachers’ Unions Think Again

As implementation nears, they aren’t liking what they see.

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?

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