Fall 2015 / Vol. 15, No. 4
Early evidence shows reforms lifting student achievement
Centralized enrollment matches students and schools of choice
Charter enrollments driven by parental choices, not discriminatory policies
International comparison drives efforts to improve
School characteristics vary widely
Win or lose, states enacted education reforms
Does school spending matter after all?
Education Next talks with Joanne Weiss and Frederick M. Hess
In July 2009, it wasn’t just about the money. The $4 billion (to be spent over four years) amounted to less than 1 percent of what K‒12 schooling spends each year.
Much has been said about the impact of the Race to the Top program—some good, some not so good, some accurate, some less so.
CHECK THE FACTS
A review of “On the Same Track” by Carol Corbett Burris
A review of “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” by Robert D. Putnam
In 2014 the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, acting together, sent every school district a letter asking local officials to avoid racial bias when suspending or expelling students.
Inquiry and self-direction guide student learning
Court’s latest ruling will hurt minority students