Andrew Ujifusa writes about one of the more interesting findings from the new EdNext survey on the Politics K-12 blog.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:51 pm
The podcast returns from summer vacation early so that EdNext editor-in-chief Marty West can discuss some key findings from the 2017 EdNext Poll with senior editor Paul E. Peterson.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:44 am
It’s time again to post our mostly-annual list of the top education policy people, organizations, and publications on social media.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:09 am
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:02 am
A just-released survey by Education Next finds that “Americans May Be More Tolerant of Muslims than Ever.”
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:36 am
Hispanic students are more likely than other undergraduates to be enrolled in a two-year college rather than a four-year university.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:12 am
What does the public think about school choice, Common Core, and other key issues?
Posted: August 15, 2017, 4:05 am
Charter schools lose favor but opposition to vouchers declines; Opposition to Common Core plateaus and support for using the same standards across states gains ground
Posted: August 15, 2017, 4:01 am
Former New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how she approached education reform and what she accomplished in nearly seven years on the job.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 3:08 pm
Rather than expending effort to fight school choice, we need to focus on fighting for policies that will make choice work well for students with special needs.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 10:58 am
Dana Goldstein looks at efforts to retool and expand vocational education, now called career and technical education, in West Virginia in a front-page story for the New York Times.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 8:39 am
An interview with Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, one of the world’s leading bootcamps.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 10:00 am
HBCUs have been in the news this week. A panel at AEI looks at the state of historically black colleges and universities and what challenges and opportunities await them.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 12:39 am
With the US Department of Education now approving state ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans, attention turns to those plans’ contents. This includes how states intend to help kids assigned to persistently struggling schools.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 2:56 pm
Mediocrity, not failure, is the greatest challenge facing American schools today.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 2:23 pm
Politico’s Eliza Shapiro looks at what has happened to education reform in New York over the past three years.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 2:11 pm
An entrepreneur discovers his calling in education
Posted: August 9, 2017, 10:00 am
In an article for the Washington Post, Jill Coody Smiths describes some ways schools are exposing kids to the arts and discusses some of the benefits of arts education.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 8:07 am
In U.S. News and World Report, Rick Hess responds to the Boston Globe’s revelation that Boston's 16 charter-school leaders earned total compensation of $150,000 to $200,000 in 2016.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 5:55 pm
The California State University system will no longer require less-prepared students to take remedial courses, the Chancellor's office announced last week.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 1:24 pm
Paul is joined by Stanford's Eric Hanushek to discuss the California Board of Education's plan to distinguish between qualified and effective teachers, which is part of the state's Every Student Succeeds Act plan.
Posted: August 7, 2017, 3:45 pm
President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
Posted: August 7, 2017, 4:32 am
Matt Barnum writes about a dispute over who can get access to data from Louisiana that can be used to evaluate the state's voucher program.
Posted: August 4, 2017, 12:13 pm
Rick Hess talks with Derrell Bradford of 50CAN about how he got into education advocacy work, what the work is like, and what keeps him going.
Posted: August 4, 2017, 5:01 am
What role should the government play in making the American dream available to all?
Posted: August 4, 2017, 4:02 am
A new study looks at the impact of co-location, the practice of allowing a charter school to open in the same building as a district public school.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 1:38 pm
The Justice Department is preparing to investigate universities for racial discrimination in their affirmative action policies, reports Charlie Savage of the New York Times.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 12:15 pm
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind — meaning that states now have a greater opportunity to design improved school ratings.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 5:25 am
A new national survey of parents investigates the communication gap between parents and schools.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 4:52 am
Earlier, the Trump Education Department had given Delaware some very critical feedback on the plan, which Mike Petrilli described as "a big unforced error."
Posted: August 2, 2017, 4:03 am
High-stakes teacher evaluations drive student success in Washington, D.C
Posted: August 1, 2017, 7:01 am
I allowed myself to believe that the NAACP might have gotten the message from all these black moms and dads and kids enrolled—or yearning to be enrolled—in charter schools across America…not to mention the black advocates and the black charter educators out there.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 4:48 am
According to a recent report by EdBuild, over 70 communities have tried to secede from their school district since 2000.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 4:12 am
This week, Paul speaks to Gregorio Caetano and Vikram Maheshri about their paper, "Explaining Recent Trends in US School Segregation: 1988-2014."
Posted: July 31, 2017, 3:27 pm
Roughly 14 percent of students nationwide miss at least 18 days of school.
Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:42 am
After all, we’ve organized the entire, massive K–12 system around an age-based, grade-level, 180-days-per-year calendar.
Posted: July 28, 2017, 9:40 am
Over the past 15 years, there has been a concerted effort in education research to find out “what works” and to share these policies and practices with schools.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:16 am
So what should philanthropists do now?
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:36 am
Launching a coherent curriculum in a local-control state
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:01 am
Instead of targeting institutions of higher education, the government should consider targeting individual programs.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:51 am
This week, Paul talks to Charles Barone, the director of policy at Democrats for Education Reform, about the House Appropriation Committee's decision to drop several of Donald Trump's proposals to broaden school choice.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:28 pm
Policymakers should pay much closer attention to the practices of individual schools rather than concentrating exclusively on policies and interventions typically enacted at the district level.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:15 am
Many people think that school summer vacations are the legacy of an agrarian economy, but that's mostly not true.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:32 am
The Economist has put education technology on its cover this week.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:39 am
In this 60-second video produced by AEI, Rick Hess argues that a partnership is necessary for success. He describes how KIPP charter schools ask teachers, parents, and students to sign a contract in which they all take responsibility for whether the student succeeds.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:08 am
How the U.S. Department of Education should respond to the confusion over what states can and can't do in their ESSA plans.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:13 am
ESSA accountability plans are a window into how states are trying to find the balance between preparing students for college or for careers.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:55 am
NPR conducted a survey of teachers to find out more about the problem of teachers with heavy student debt.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:14 am
The available evidence suggests that regulations did indeed deter higher-performing private schools from participating in a voucher program.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:54 am
An interview with two leaders from Abl, a new San Francisco-based venture seeking to help schools rethink how they use time.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:50 am