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Summer 2017 / Vol. 17, No. 3

FEATURES

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Redshirting may do more harm than good


Hamilton Goes to High School

How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway


New Blueprints for K–12 Schools

Innovative design supports blended learning


Gorsuch, the Judicious Judge

A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues


Betsy DeVos, the (Relatively Mainstream) Reformer

A long record refutes the radical image of the education secretary



RESEARCH

Measuring Up

Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education


Boosting Hispanic College Completion

Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?



FORUM

Is Test-Based Accountability Dead?

Three experts weigh in, and look to the future


Why Accountability Matters, and Why It Must Evolve

Try to think of an education policy that 1) has been shown, in dozens of studies across multiple decades, to positively affect student outcomes; 2) has the overwhelming support of parents and voters; 3) reinforces many other policies and facilitates quality research; and 4) has been used widely at the district, state, and national levels […]


Futile Accountability Systems Should Be Abandoned

Is test-based accountability “on the wane”? The question is based on a fallacy. For something to be on the wane, it has to exist, and test-based accountability has never truly existed in the United States. Holding people accountable requires that they face significant consequences as a result of their actions. Despite years of “high stakes” […]



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BOOK REVIEWS

Clown School

A review of “Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education” by Jonathan A. Knee


On Teaching Controversy

A review of “The Case for Connection” by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson



BRIEFS

Justice Gorsuch, Meet James G. Blaine

The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.


Special Education Standards

Supreme Court raises level of benefit


Vague Answers to Pointed Questions

A teacher-parent-wonk shops for a school


A Common Core Curriculum Quandary

For Eureka Math, open-source leads to a revenue stream


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