Debating Obama-Era Guidance on School Discipline

Should the Trump administration retain, revise, or rescind?

Don’t Walk Back Needed Discipline Reform

In 2014, the Obama administration’s Departments of Education and Justice took an important step to respond to the excessive and racially disparate removal of students from schools across America.

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A Supposed Discipline Fix Threatens School Cultures

This wasn’t just routine guidance. Instead, by applying a shambolic version of disparate impact theory to school discipline, the letter marked an enormous shift in federal policy and set up the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to be both judge and jury.

Closing the Achievement Gap on Chicago’s South Side

A review of The Ambitious Elementary School: Its Conception, Design, and Implications for Educational Equality by Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen

Parenting in the iPhone Age

A review of The Art of Screen Time by Anya Kamenetz and Be the Parent, Please by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Education Myth-Busting in the Age of Fake News

A review of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!” by William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers

Educating Independent Children in a Technologically Dependent World

An excerpt from Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning SnapChat

A Place of Hope in the Segregated South

An excerpt from Eric L. Motley’s memoir Madison Park: A Place of Hope

The Top 10 Education Next Blog Entries of 2017

Every year we publish a list of the most popular entries on the Education Next blog as determined by readership.

The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2017

Every December, Education Next releases a list of the most popular articles we published over the course of the year based on readership.

The Biggest Little Election You’ve Never Heard Of

How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide

A Pragmatic Approach to Systems Reform

A review of Reinventing America’s Schools by David Osborne

Uncommon Sense for Education Reformers

A review of Commitment and Common Sense by David P. Driscoll

CUNY’s New Approach to Transferring College Credit

An excerpt from Pathways to Reform: Credits and Conflict at the City University of New York

Event: The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform

What does the public think about school choice, Common Core, and other key issues?

Is the Internet Changing Kids’ Brains?

An excerpt from The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads

Why Most Teachers Get a Bad Deal on Pensions

State plans create more losers than winners, and many get nothing at all

More Options in Indianapolis

Mayoral charters and innovation schools expand choice

School Desegregation in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s

An excerpt from the memoir This African-American Life

Reform is a State of Mind

An excerpt from Letters to a Young Education Reformer

The Trump Administration’s $20 Billion School Choice Plan

Debating the wisdom of this idea, and what it might look like in reality

Go Big on School Choice for All 50 States

Forum: The Trump administration’s $20 billion school choice plan

For the Love of Choice, Don’t Federalize It

Forum: The Trump administration’s $20 billion school choice plan

The Long Path to ESSA

An excerpt from “The Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States”

Undoing Irrational Thinking

A review of The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

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