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

Competition with Charters Motivates Districts

New political circumstances, growing popularity

New political circumstances, growing popularity

By Marc J. Holley, Anna J. Egalite, and Martin F. Lueken    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Features, Homepage, Journal, On Top of the News  

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  

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

The Transformational Potential of Flipped Classrooms

Different strokes for different folks

If 2012 was the year of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in higher education, then the flipped classroom was the innovation of the year for K–12 schools.

Still Teaching for America

Common vision creates forward momentum

Common vision creates forward momentum

Ed Next Book Club: Michelle Rhee on Radical

Mike Petrilli talks with Michelle Rhee about her new autobiography, ‘Radical: Fighting to Put Students First.’

By Education Next    Ed Next Book Club, On Top of the News, Podcast  

21st-Century Teacher Education

Ed schools don’t give teachers the tools they need

Ed schools don’t give teachers the tools they need

Ability Grouping, Tracking, and How Schools Work

It’s heartening to note that as the use of ability grouping is increasing a new generation of researchers is bringing sophisticated statistical techniques (and open minds) to bear on questions involving both ability grouping and tracking.

By Guest Blogger    Blog, Editorial, On Top of the News  

The Hazards of the Great Example

To foster innovation in school, we need evidence of what works

A review of Tony Wagner’s new book, Creating Innovators

Alabama School Choice Decision as Theater of the Absurd

The AEA and other Alabama choice opponents had better pray for a miracle, or prepare for the country’s newest tax credit program to become law.

Revelations from the TIMSS

Half or more of student achievement gains on NAEP are an illusion

Half or more of student achievement gains on NAEP are an illusion

‘No Excuses’ Kids Go to College

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

Taking Back Teaching

Educators organize to influence policy and their profession

Educators organize to influence policy and their profession

Combating the ‘Culture of Can’t’

School leaders have more power than they think

When it comes to reforming American education, school officials have far more freedom to transform, reimagine, and invigorate teaching, learning, and schooling than is widely believed.

Tweet Thine Enemy

How “narrowcast” is the education policy debate?

How “narrowcast” is the education policy debate?

Gifted Students Have ‘Special Needs,’ Too

Are our national education-reform priorities cheating America’s intellectually ablest girls and boys? Yes—and the consequence is a human capital catastrophe for the United States.

Charter Schools Top Story of 2012

According to research gathered by the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force, charter schools provided the fodder for more news stories in 2012 than any other educational topic.

Solving America’s Math Problem

Tailor instruction to the varying needs of the students

Tailor instruction to the varying needs of the students

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