Behind the Headline: Getting the Balance Right

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On Top of the News
Getting the Balance Right
3/22/15 | Washington Post

Behind the Headline
D.C. Students Benefit from Mix of Charter and Traditional Schools
Summer 2015 | Education Next

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, two leaders of the D.C. Public Charter School Board argue that the goal should not be for ALL D.C. schools to become charter schools. The article is drawn from a longer piece in Education Next, “D.C. Students Benefit from Mix of Charter and Traditional Schools.

That article is part of a forum, “How Many Charter Schools is Just Right?” in which Neerav Kingsland takes the opposing view and presents “The New Orleans Case for All-Charter Districts.”

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Job Opening at Education Next

By 03/23/2015 0 Comments

We’re hiring a manuscript editor at Education Next.

The Limits of Equity

By 03/20/2015 2 Comments

Some reforms may exacerbate inequality because they don’t help every last needy student. But pursuing equity above all else could jeopardize the gains of some very needy kids.

Eva et al. Flunk the Fairness Test

Some education reformers and media outlets are already using the results of the new, tougher tests to brand schools as “failing” if most of their students don’t meet the higher standards.

Behind the Headline: Virginia Pushed Into Debate Of Teacher Privacy vs. Transparency For Parents

By 03/18/2015 0 Comments

A parent in Virginia has sued state officials to force the release of value-added evaluation data for thousands of teachers across Virginia. The Washington Post ran on its front page a long article by Emma Brown about the issue raised by the lawsuit.

Behind the Headline: Feliz Día de San Patricio

By 03/17/2015 0 Comments

This St. Patrick’s Day, as always, “what will likely go unheralded is the singular achievement of the Irish in their adopted homeland: the Catholic school system that stretches across the nation and ranges from kindergarten through college.” So writes William McGurn in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Khan Academy Explains Illinois’ Pension Crisis

By 03/17/2015 0 Comments

How Illinois became one of the worst-funded states in the nation (pension-wise) and the consequences for the state’s education funding.

Education without Representation

As the diversity of students in our schools continues to grow, the arguments for policies meant to improve representation among teachers have more and more evidence to support them.

Thinking About “What Works”

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What works in one place, at one time, for a certain community, will often turn out differently elsewhere.

Showing Parents What Grade-Level Work Looks Like

By 03/12/2015 1 Comment

Milestones seeks to demystify the Common Core standards with a free and engaging collection of short videos showing what grade-level work looks like

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