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No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll

Fixing Detroit’s 
Broken School System

Improve accountability 
and oversight for district and charter schools

Teachers Unions and the Common Core

Standards inspire collaboration and dissent

Teachers Unions and the War Within

Making sense of the conflict

the Education 

A conversation with
 Reed Hastings


Rethinking the 
High School Diploma

Education Next talks with 
Chester E. Finn, Jr., Richard D. Kahlenberg and Sandy Kress


Does Better Observation Make Better Teachers?

New evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago

Learning from Live Theater

Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more

Check the Facts


Disruptive Innovation in Practice

A review of Michael B. Horn’s and Heather Staker’s “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”

The Force Behind Sisulu-Walker

A review of Mary C. Bounds’ “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”


Do Teachers Support the Vergara Decision?
Common Core in the Classroom

New standards help teachers create effective lesson plans

A New Breed of Journalism

Education coverage is on the rise

Collective Panic

Court decision terrifies unions

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Executive Editors

Frederick M. Hess

Michael B. Horn

Marci Kanstoroom

Michael J. Petrilli

Martin R. West

Managing Editor for Editorial and Production

Amanda Olberg

Managing Editor for External Relations

Carol Peterson

Manuscript Editor

Kathryn Sargent

Design Director

J Porter

Web Editor

Nick Tavares

Communications Consultant

Ashley Inman

Research Manuscript Editor

Matthew Chingos

Contributing Editors

Chester E. Finn, Jr.

Jay P. Greene

June Kronholz

Peter Meyer

Editorial Staff

Lindsey Greenfeld

Susan Pasternack


Laura Forbes Sommers

Editorial Advisory Board

Matthew M. Chingos

Joshua Dunn

David N. Figlio

Chester E. Finn, Jr.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

Jay P. Greene

Eric A. Hanushek

William G. Howell

Caroline M. Hoxby

Kirabo Jackson

Robin J. Lake

David L. Leal

Michael Podgursky

Jacob L. Vigdor

Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst



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Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform