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Winter 2018 / Vol. 18, No. 1


K-12 Accreditation’s Next Move

A storied guarantee looks to accountability 2.0

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by Ed-Tech Vendors

Ten tips for school districts from an industry insider

Rethinking Federal Regulation of Sexual Harassment

The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more


(Re)Searching for a School

How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed

The Power of Teacher Expectations

How racial bias hinders student attainment


Should We Limit “Screen Time” in School?

Debating the wisest use of technology in the classroom

Putting Dialogue over Devices Shapes Mind and Character

As we sober up from the tech-infused party of the past 20 years, we should think about what should come first in our schools: shaping not just our students’ ability to persevere and solve difficult problems but also their character—their empathic connection with others, their capacity to see our shared humanity, and their ability to problem solve with others for a common good.

The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time

The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.



Paying More for Less

A review of “Lower Ed” by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Changing Our Teens One Family at a Time

A review of “The Vanishing American Adult” by Ben Sasse

Reading and Wronging

A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg


Partisanship and Higher Education: Where Republicans and Democrats Agree

In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).

Q&A: Hanna Skandera

New Mexico’s former state chief talks ed reform

Big Data Transforms Education Research

Can machine learning unlock the keys to great teaching?

Narrow Opening for School Choice

But Blaine Amendments stand, for now

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