Accountability for Students: Exit Exams

An excerpt from What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools, a new book edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Richard Sousa

Standards and Testing in the Obama Administration

An excerpt from What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools

Ending Our Neglect of Gifted Students

It’s a matter of fairness, equal opportunity , and long-term societal well-being.

Facing the Union Challenge

An excerpt from What Lies Ahead

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Expanding the Options

The United States has expanded school choice in the last few decades, and much of the published world’s research has been carried out in this country.

How Private Schools Adapt to Vouchers: Eden Grove Academy

This case study is drawn from “Pluck and Tenacity: How five private schools in Ohio have adapted to vouchers.”

Evidence In Education: A Look to the Future

The education research community needs to create a supply of research findings that are of immediate relevance to workaday decision-making

Transforming Via Technology: Competition and Choice

What happens when choice is extended to cyberspace

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The Education Iron Triangle

An excerpt from Teachers Versus the Public

Can We Get Governance Right?

How to fix public education governance in the United States is not a new question.

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How Private Schools Adapt to Vouchers: St. Patrick of Heatherdowns

This case study is drawn from “Pluck and Tenacity: How five private schools in Ohio have adapted to vouchers.”

Evidence-based Debates on Teacher Quality

The world of education is moving steadily toward reliance on evidence, even with the possibility for misinterpretation.

Rewarding and Employing Teachers Based on Their Value-Added

Paying teachers in a manner that is competitive with private sector rewards

The Curriculum Wars Live On: Two Contemporary Flash Points

An excerpt from 'What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools'

An excerpt from ‘What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools’

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Education Next Reader Survey

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Methodological Appendix for the Crystal Bridges Experimental Study

“The Educational Value of Field Trips” Education Next, Winter 2014 Empirical Strategy Because the randomized controlled trial approach has the important feature of generating comparable treatment and control groups, we can use a straightforward set of analytic techniques, designed for use in social experiments, to estimate the impact of a school tour to an art […]

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Supplemental Study: Long-Term Benefits of Field Trips to the Walton Arts Center

Supplemental Study and Methodological Appendix

Behind the Headline: States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests

On Top of the News States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests Wall Street Journal | 8/11/11 Behind the Headline Few States Set World-Class Standards Education Next | Summer 2008 A new NCES report finds that, while some states have raised their standards for proficiency in math and reading, most states still fall […]

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Ed Next Poll: 2012 Presidential Candidates

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Behind the Headline: City Ends Teacher Performance Bonuses

On Top of the News City Ends Teacher Performance Bonuses New York Daily News | 07/18/11 Behind the Headline Does Whole-School Performance Pay Improve Student Learning Education Next | Spring 2011 New York City has officially ended a three-year, $56 million program that awarded bonuses to teachers based on schoolwide performance. The program had been […]

Behind the Headline: Charter School Forges Ahead with Expansion

On Top of the News Charter School Forges Ahead with Expansion Wall Street Journal | 7/14/11 Behind the Headline Future Schools Education Next | Summer 2011 Rocketship Education hopes to open 20 additional hybrid schools in California by 2017, a plan opposed by the local union and school district. The charter organization, which already runs […]

Behind the Headline: Don’t Ditch Testing After Atlanta Cheating, Boost Test Security

On Top of the News Don’t Ditch Testing After Atlanta Cheating, Boost Test Security CNN.com | 07/13/11 Behind the Headline Cheating to the Test Education Next | Spring 2001 Cheating should not lead us to abandon assessments, writes Chester Finn on CNN.com. Instead, listen to testing expert Greg Cizek, who participated in the investigation of […]

Behind the Headline: D.C. School Ratings Up Among System Parents, But Doubts Remain

On Top of the News D. C. School Ratings Up Among System Parents, but Doubts Remain Washington Post | 06/22/11 Behind the Headline Mismatch Education Next | Fall 2011 According to a new survey by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is viewed more favorably now than […]

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