Education Next

While technocrats have been trying to centralize and homogenize and control everything about education, school choice and charters have done the exact opposite.
Author: Andy Smarick
Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:33 am
Earlier this week, Matt Chingos testified at a hearing on "Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students" before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development."
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:32 am
Israel's education minister writes that people who look to Israel's education system to understand why his country is such a high-tech powerhouse are looking in the wrong place.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 24, 2017, 6:24 am
A chat with Martin West
Author: Phyllis W. Jordan
Posted: March 23, 2017, 9:34 am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that schools must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful progress,
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 23, 2017, 7:06 am
There are a number of serious methodological challenges involved in empirical research on how education policies affect ethnic segregation.
Author: Greg Forster
Posted: March 22, 2017, 8:01 pm
What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 22, 2017, 9:35 am
I may have my own ideas about what makes a good school, I just don’t believe that I have the right to impose my views on you.
Author: Alina Adams
Posted: March 22, 2017, 8:00 am
The UK Department for Education has begun implementing a new style of teaching math modeled on the way math is taught in China.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 22, 2017, 4:48 am
Innovative design supports blended learning
Author: Larry Kearns
Posted: March 21, 2017, 9:01 am
A large-scale reduction requires hiring massively more teachers, dipping deeper and deeper into the applicant pool.
Author: Bryan Hassel
Posted: March 21, 2017, 8:41 am
In Connecticut, parents rallied on the steps of the state capitol in Hartford to call attention to charter and magnet school state funding discrepancies.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 21, 2017, 6:53 am
Some insight into how Judge Gorsuch might approach education issues if he is confirmed by the Senate.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 20, 2017, 8:51 am
There are over 3,000 magnets across more than 600 school districts within 34 states, but they have received less attention in the research literature than charters.
Author: Morgan Polikoff
Posted: March 17, 2017, 2:16 pm
Schools let parents know how many times their children have been absent and how many times other children in the school have been absent.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 17, 2017, 12:48 pm
Students and teachers report that schools are less orderly and more violent after suspension policies were changed.
Author: Max Eden
Posted: March 16, 2017, 2:32 pm
Introduction of vouchers leads to higher outcomes for pupils remaining in public schools.
Author: Aaron Churchill
Posted: March 16, 2017, 9:35 am
EdNext's Marty West talks with Josh Goodman, the author of “In Defense of Snow Days,” about research showing that declaring a snow day is better for students in the long run.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 15, 2017, 10:20 am
In New York, the Board of Regents voted Monday to eliminate a requirement that aspiring teachers pass a literacy test in order to become certified.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 15, 2017, 6:44 am
Debating the wisdom of this idea, and what it might look like in reality
Author: Neal McCluskey
Posted: March 14, 2017, 7:03 am
Forum: The Trump administration’s $20 billion school choice plan
Author: Thomas W. Carroll
Posted: March 14, 2017, 6:09 am
Forum: The Trump administration’s $20 billion school choice plan
Author: Neal McCluskey
Posted: March 14, 2017, 5:04 am
There is broad public support for more government spending on childcare as long as that spending does not result in another unfunded entitlement that worsens the deficit
Author: Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst
Posted: March 13, 2017, 9:19 am
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Author: Education Next
Posted: March 13, 2017, 7:41 am
In several states, local superintendents are pushing back against plans to rate schools with letter grades
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 13, 2017, 4:33 am
The regulations that were written by the Education Department to explain how states could comply with ESSA were repealed by the Senate late last week.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 13, 2017, 4:08 am
Choice exists to allow parents to educate their children in accordance with their own needs, desires and values.
Author: Robert Pondiscio
Posted: March 10, 2017, 1:30 pm
The 74 explains ESAs in this 90-second video.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 10, 2017, 1:16 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the state’s low spending on public education violated the state's constitution.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 10, 2017, 5:14 am
Everything anyone needs to know about school choice – who benefits from it and who opposes it – was summarized in the first few minutes of the movie Hidden Figures … and in the trailer right before it.
Author: Alina Adams
Posted: March 9, 2017, 10:39 am
The vast majority of alternative programs — 87 percent — are run by traditional school districts not charters.
Author: Alexander Russo
Posted: March 9, 2017, 9:25 am
Boston charter schools this year received 35,000 applications, more than double the 13,000 applications that were received last year.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 8, 2017, 7:22 pm
Can professional development for teachers be personalized? Michael Horn joins EdNext editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new way of doing professional development. Teachers identify the skills they want to acquire, receive specialized training, and are certified as having these new competencies, receiving a micro-credential, something akin to a merit badge.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 8, 2017, 10:32 am
In an environment where young rural adults already suffer from isolation and low economic opportunity, the shorter school week could exacerbate their problems.
Author: Paul Hill
Posted: March 8, 2017, 10:30 am
To create a feasible school choice policy, lawmakers would likely need to expand federal involvement in private school education.
Author: Kristin Blagg
Posted: March 8, 2017, 10:29 am
For Eureka Math, open-source leads to a revenue stream
Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Posted: March 7, 2017, 10:34 am
Higher education is capable of innovating, but each institution will have to figure out what is right for its circumstance.
Author: Michael B. Horn
Posted: March 7, 2017, 10:32 am
This issue features the first-ever analyses of the views of nationally representative samples of parents that compares perceptions of charter, private and district schools.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 7, 2017, 10:30 am
Voters go to the polls today in L.A. to choose three school board members. Supporters of charter schools have a good chance to win a majority of seats on the board.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 7, 2017, 7:29 am
Two recent studies provide evidence that money matters, but that it will take massive amounts to close gaps.
Author: Mark Dynarski
Posted: March 6, 2017, 10:24 am
The incoming leaders of the civil rights office should demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law by following APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures.
Author: R. Shep Melnick
Posted: March 6, 2017, 10:00 am
Repealing the regs via the Congressional Review Act will make ESSA implementation a whole lot more difficult than it needs to be.
Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Posted: March 6, 2017, 9:27 am
What if the city opened more accelerated schools, and, instead of testing in, parents were given a choice about whether to enroll their children
Author: Alina Adams
Posted: March 3, 2017, 10:47 am
A proposal that would allow employers to help pay off their employees’ student loans tax-free would provide a regressive handout to the wealthiest borrowers.
Author: Matthew M. Chingos
Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:37 pm
Contrary to recent editorials in some major U.S newspapers, the empirical research on school choice programs is far more positive than not.
Author: Paul DiPerna
Posted: March 2, 2017, 5:19 pm
A review of "Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World's Education Superpowers" by Lucy Crehan
Author: Benjamin Riley
Posted: March 2, 2017, 10:30 am
While the appropriate federal role in the policies and practices of local schools is a matter of debate, ensuring transparency through data collection should not be.
Author: Michael Katz
Posted: March 2, 2017, 10:28 am
Here's how a scholarship tax credit program works.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 2, 2017, 7:13 am
In this debate, Robert Pondiscio and Peter Cunningham consider how much regulation should accompany government-funded school choice.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 2, 2017, 1:26 am
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick has been poring over Neil Gorsuch’s opinions as a federal judge to learn how he might approach the steady stream of education cases that inevitably make their way before the Supreme Court.
Author: Education Next
Posted: March 1, 2017, 10:33 am
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