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Winter 2017 / Vol. 17, No. 1


The Charter Model Goes to Preschool

Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access

Open Educational Resources

Is the federal government overstepping its role?

What Do We Know About School Discipline Reform?

Assessing the alternatives to suspensions and expulsions

Ed Reform Rollback in New York City

Mayor de Blasio’s efforts remain a work in progress

Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll

Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular


Teacher Race and School Discipline

Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?

Raising More Than Test Scores

Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?


How Should States Design Their Accountability Systems?

Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst

Florida’s Intuitive Letter Grades Produce Results

In Florida, where I served as governor from 1999 to 2007, a bold, new direction was required. And so in 1999, we overhauled our school system through accountability legislation that made student learning the focus of education.

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California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement

In California, we’ve moved beyond assigning schools a single number score each year and are implementing a “dashboard” accountability system, to better capture and communicate multiple dimensions of school performance.



The Not-So-Golden Mean

A review of “The End of Average” by Todd Rose

When Practice Does Make Perfect

A review of “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool


The Problem with Pencils

Using computers — and creativity — to customize instruction

At the Ballot Box, a Test for Bay State Charters

Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.

Common Confusion

Most kids in America aren’t on track for success. Why don’t they and their parents know it?

Strictly Discrimination

Supreme Court favors race-based policies

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