Education Next Issue Cover

Winter 2015 / Vol. 15, No. 1

FEATURES

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


Disrupting 
the Education 
Monopoly

A conversation with
 Netflix CEO Reed Hastings


No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts



RESEARCH

Does Better Observation Make Better Teachers?

New evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago


Getting 
Classroom 
Observations 
Right

Lessons on how from four pioneering districts


Learning from Live Theater

Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more



FORUM

Rethinking the 
High School Diploma

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



CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

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”



BRIEFS

Do Teachers Support the Vergara Decision?

Courts have yet to reach a final verdict on teacher tenure and seniority rights, but the court of public opinion has already made a clear determination.


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


Sponsored Results
Sponsors

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform

Sponsors