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Learning English

Accountability, Common Core, and the college-for-all movement are transforming instruction

Teachers Unions at Risk of Losing “Agency Fees”

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could fundamentally alter the education labor landscape

Civil Wrongs

Federal equity initiative promotes paperwork, not equality

The 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more


Should Community College Be Free?

Education Next talks with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly

The Economy Needs More Workers with Associate Degrees

Forum: Should Community College Be Free?

Tuition Is Not the Main Obstacle to Student Success

Forum: Should Community College Be Free?


A Bad Bargain

How teacher collective bargaining affects students’ employment and earnings later in life

When Does Accountability Work?

Texas system had mixed effects on college graduation rates and future earnings

Check the Facts


History Lessons from a Policy Insider

A review of Presidents, Congress and The Public Schools, by Jack Jennings

High Marks for Games in the Classroom

A review of The Game Believes in You, by Greg Toppo


Why Do German Students Learn More, When Their Schools Get Less Money?
Moving Edtech Forward

School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough

One Point Short

Let’s not define students by their test scores

Heading for a Fall

State restrictions on voucher programs rest on shaky foundation

Press Releases

States Move Toward Dual-Immersion and English-Immersion Instruction

Rising standards and accountability initiatives have spotlighted weak ELL programs

Published November 10, 2015 12:01 am | Last Edited:November 9 4:12 pm

Does Poverty Explain the Mediocre Performance of American Schools?

U.S. students from both affluent and low-income homes underperform their peers in other countries

Published November 3, 2015 12:01 am | Last Edited:November 2 3:55 pm

Test-based accountability has beneficial long-term effects on the graduation rates and future earnings of disadvantaged Texas students attending schools at risk of failing, new study finds

But disadvantaged students at schools seeking recognition for high performance suffer education and income losses.

Published October 27, 2015 12:01 am | Last Edited:October 26 9:19 pm

Education Department Letter Strays Far From Civil Rights Act

Education mandate will create paperwork, not improve minority education

Published September 14, 2015 11:27 am | Last Edited:September 14 11:27 am

2015 EdNext Poll: Public Backs Testing, Opposes “Opt-out” Movement

Support for Common Core State Standards slips, but opponents are still in the minority; a majority opposes requirements to balance discipline rates across race; only a minority backs union fees for non-union teachers; support for charter schools and tax credits to fund private school scholarships dips, but a majority still favors them

Published August 17, 2015 11:57 pm | Last Edited:August 17 11:57 pm
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