Credit Recovery Hits the Mainstream

Accountability lags for online options

Accountability lags for online options

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.

What Do We Know About Professional Development?

Teachers who seek to improve their own practice are primarily guided by common sense, intuition, word of mouth, personal experience, ideologically laden ideas about progressive or traditional instruction, the guidance of mentors, and folk wisdom—not a body of knowledge and practice that has been rigorously tested for its efficacy.

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

College funds boost grades of African American students

College funds boost grades of African American students

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.

Gains in Teacher Quality

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

Climate Change and Value-Added: New Evidence Requires New Thinking

It is increasingly hard to sustain the argument that test-based measures have no role to play in teacher evaluations.

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

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