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Spring 2014 / Vol. 14, No. 2

Mayoral Control in the Windy City

Emanuel battles to improve Chicago schools


Ballots Not Barristers

Arizona case shows limits of litigation


The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

College funds boost grades of African American students


Should Pell Grants Target the College-Ready?

Education Next talks with Isabel Sawhill and Sara Goldrick-Rab


Target Aid to Students Most Likely to Succeed

The cost of college has been rising at an unsustainable rate. The federal government has tried to soften the impact of these increases on families and students by providing more assistance in the form of loans, grants, and tax credits.


Conditional Pell Dollars Miss Students Who Need Them Most

If the goal is to increase the cost-effectiveness of the Pell Grant program rather than simply cheapening it, policymakers should refocus their sights on the real problem: we spend a lot on financial aid but spending alone is insufficient to make college truly affordable.


Moving the Education Needle

A conversation with Scott Hamilton


Choosing the Right Growth Measure

Methods should compare similar schools and teachers


For Education Entrepreneurs, Innovation Yields High Returns

Learning from Larry Berger, Jonathan Harber, and Ron Packard


Schooling Rebooted

Turning educators into learning engineers


Common Core and the War on Self-Deception

Learning the truth about schools helps the school reform cause


Information Fuels Support for School Reform

Facts about local district performance alter public thinking


Try Being a Student

An English teacher’s journey into Spanish class


Historian Ravitch Trades Fact for Fiction

Latest book indifferent to the standards of social science


Coming Soon: ‘Car-Key Kids’

What autonomous automobiles will mean for adolescence


Will Mayor de Blasio Turn Back the School Reform Clock?

New York City’s charters and small high schools at risk


Underachieving in America

Researchers document international gaps, a journalist seeks the cause


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