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What two new studies find and how they can inform the school choice debate
Author: Marty Lueken
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:16 am
Mitchell Chester, the longtime Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, a good man, and a true friend, passed away Monday evening.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:02 am
On the heels of its decision yesterday in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court today granted cert to and vacated state supreme court decisions out of Colorado and New Mexico that used Blaine Amendments to exclude religious schools from government aid programs.
Author: Martin R. West
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:39 pm
Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation
Author: Thomas Toch
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:27 am
Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will not substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.
Author: Eric A. Hanushek
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:14 am
The Supreme Court closed out its Spring 2017 term this morning by announcing its opinion in a case with potential implications for private school choice.
Author: Martin R. West
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:03 am
The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.
Author: Judith Scott-Clayton
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:35 am
A new study examines the connection between teacher reports about behavior when students are 11 and later life outcomes for those students.
Author: Jay P. Greene
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:10 am
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:02 am
On Monday, June 26 at 10:30 am, the Urban Institute will host an event focused on the release of new data from the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:41 am
Education reform is hard. Doing it well is at least as much about discipline and precision as it is about passion.
Author: Frederick Hess
Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:36 am
In New York, the state legislature wrapped up its 2017 session without extending Mayor Bill de Blasio's control over New York City's schools.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:30 am
A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:22 pm
Making school choice work requires engaged and mobilized families who can help address the human side of choice and competition in schools.
Author: Michael DeArmond
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:31 am
In hundreds of schools, educators seek to build stronger relationships with parents and equip families with tools to reinforce classroom concepts at home.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:05 am
In this 60-second video produced by AEI, Rick Hess reminds reformers to be skeptical because trusting the experts doesn't always work out well in education policy.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:02 am
Looking behind the hype on sexual assault enforcement
Author: R. Shep Melnick
Posted: June 21, 2017, 2:13 pm
The centerpiece of Success Academy’s online offering is its K–4 English language arts curriculum.
Author: Robert Pondiscio
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:10 am
This week, Hanna Skandera wrapped up her final day after nearly seven years in office. She was one of the nation’s longest-serving state chiefs,
Author: Frederick Hess
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:05 am
Wildlflower Montessori, a micro-school in Cambridge, Mass. with 15 students, two teachers, and no principal, is one of 11 Wildflower schools in a loose network.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 20, 2017, 7:48 pm
Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education
Author: R. Shep Melnick
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:04 am
In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.
Author: R. Shep Melnick
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:03 am
Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch proponent of “originalism” in constitutional jurisprudence, an approach to deciding cases based on constitutional text as it was originally understood by its authors.
Author: James E. Ryan
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:02 am
Revisiting the meaning of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision through the lens of Justice Scalia’s rulings
Author: External Relations, Education Next
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:01 am
After the Secretary promised to provide states wide latitude in implementing ESSA, the DeVos team seems to be misreading the law, the substantive issues, and the politics.
Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Posted: June 19, 2017, 11:44 am
An excerpt from The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads
Author: Daniel T. Willingham
Posted: June 19, 2017, 4:08 am
The fact that overall funding progressivity remains low despite two decades of reforms suggests a troubling lack of progress on equitable funding of public schools.
Author: Matthew M. Chingos
Posted: June 19, 2017, 4:03 am
Just how much do gains on reading and math gains on state tests tell us about school quality?
Author: Frederick Hess
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:10 am
The former founder and CEO of the California Charter School Association, as well as former board president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Caprice Young now leads the Magnolia Public Schools.
Author: Jamie Davies O'Leary
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:05 am
In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Richard Reeves gives an overview of the argument of his new book on the American upper middle class and how its members understand their own position.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:02 am
Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.
Author: Paul Hill
Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:05 am
In Ohio, the state superintendent has proposed that the state stop administering standardized tests in subjects like art, music, and gym.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:01 am
On Thursday morning, the Fordham Institute and the Knowledge Alliance are bringing together policy wonks and academics to discuss whether and how we can build better bridges across the research-to-policy divide.
Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Posted: June 15, 2017, 2:50 am
When I observed classrooms and interviewed teachers and administrators, the thing that stood out was high-quality teaching practices, inspired and supported by effective school leadership.
Author: Thomas Arnett
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:14 am
I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.
Author: Frederick Hess
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:05 am
David Kirp looks at how CUNY is enrolling students in an intensive, counseling-heavy program that helps them quickly get on track to their degrees instead of getting bogged down in remedial courses.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:03 am
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Author: Alexander Holt
Posted: June 13, 2017, 5:02 am
A review of "Dream Hoarders" by Richard V. Reeves
Author: Matthew M. Chingos
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:10 am
The prize goes to a charter network that demonstrates outstanding academic outcomes among low-income students and students of color.
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:04 am
Medicaid insulates disadvantaged children from some of the adverse experiences that keep them from succeeding in school.
Author: Phyllis W. Jordan
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:04 am
Experts offer alternative plan as the Trump administration looks to cut loan forgiveness programs
Author: External Relations, Education Next
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:01 am
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
Author: Eric Bettinger
Posted: June 12, 2017, 4:10 am
Interdistrict open enrollment can help many kids, but in Ohio, some public school districts remain less than “open to all.”
Author: Aaron Churchill
Posted: June 12, 2017, 4:08 am
High schools are increasingly holding end-of-year college signing ceremonies, which borrow heavily from more traditional NCAA signing events, when student-athletes announce their Division 1 college choice.
Author: Laura Waters
Posted: June 12, 2017, 4:03 am
If the four Supreme Court justices who sided with Friedrichs vote to hear Mark Janus’s case, and if Neil Gorsuch votes according to expectations, agency fees could be dead by the end of the court’s next term.
Author: Joshua Dunn
Posted: June 9, 2017, 6:26 am
Maybe it's just me, but I suspect that Trump's energetic support is one of the worst things that could happen to school choice
Author: Frederick Hess
Posted: June 9, 2017, 6:00 am
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Author: Education Next
Posted: June 9, 2017, 4:14 am
Chartering has not been a single experiment or the product of a single vision, theory or doctrine.
Author: Brandon L. Wright
Posted: June 8, 2017, 11:38 am
If your partisan values are more important to you than your education reform values, perhaps you should ask yourself if you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the thing that is best for you and your beliefs.
Author: Derrell Bradford
Posted: June 8, 2017, 11:24 am
In the New York Times, Natasha Singer takes a skeptical look at the involvement of tech entrepreneurs in school reform efforts
Author: Education Next
Posted: June 7, 2017, 4:54 pm
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