A Common Core Curriculum Quandary – by Michael J. Petrilli Mar 8th

A Common Core Curriculum Quandary – by Michael J. Petrilli – http://educationnext.org/ Eureka Math Director Jill Diniz teaches a demonstration lesson on exponential decay to grade 9 students from Lafayette Parish School System. One of the most ambitious educational improvement projects in recent years was the adoption of new, more rigorous college- and career-ready academic […]
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Is Charter School Growth Flat-Lining? – by Robin J. Lake Mar 1st

Is Charter School Growth Flat-Lining? – by Robin J. Lake – http://educationnext.org/ A recently released annual update from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools included a surprising fact: a mere 329 charter schools opened across the country in the 2016-2017 school year. In no year since the Alliance began tracking new charter openings has […]
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Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills – by Alfred A. Lindseth Feb 22nd

Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills – by Alfred A. Lindseth – http://educationnext.org/ In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Constitution does not establish a fundamental right to education or to “equal” school funding. In so doing, the court rejected the argument that funding disparities across local school districts should be […]
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Making Evidence Locally – by Thomas J. Kane Feb 15th

Making Evidence Locally – by Thomas J. Kane – http://educationnext.org/ The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), envisions a powerful role for states in managing the evidence base behind school improvement efforts. Not only must they certify that interventions meet the “evidence-based” requirements spelled out in the law, they also must […]
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Under New Administration, Small Measures Could Foster Big Change – by Martin R. West Feb 1st

Under New Administration, Small Measures Could Foster Big Change – by Martin R. West – http://educationnext.org/ An admission: This issue of Education Next differs markedly from what our editorial team had envisioned in the early fall. The events of November 8, 2016, took many by surprise, including us. Notably absent here is a profile of […]
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A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse – by Paul Hill Jan 11th

A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse – by Paul Hill – http://educationnext.org/ Donald Trump’s voters in rural areas and small towns made a point: they were left behind while a lot of the country made economic progress and they want that to change. It doesn’t matter whether you consider these voters […]
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A NYC Mom Asks, “Why Aren’t Un-Zoned Schools Held to the Same Standards as Charter Schools?” – by Alina Adams Dec 21st

A NYC Mom Asks, “Why Aren’t Un-Zoned Schools Held to the Same Standards as Charter Schools?” – by Alina Adams – http://educationnext.org/ Hunter College Elementary School just released applications for spots in its 2017 kindergarten class. Popular perceptions to the contrary, Hunter is not a public school but, rather, a “publicly- funded” school. While the […]
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How Do Parental Perceptions of Schools Vary Across Sectors? – by Education Next Nov 16th

How Do Parental Perceptions of Schools Vary Across Sectors? – by Education Next – http://educationnext.org/ Sponsors How Do Parental Perceptions of Schools Vary Across Sectors? Evidence from the 2016 EdNext poll comparing charter, district, and private schools Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., The Johnson Center 1399 New York Avenue NW, Suite […]
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Raising More Than Test Scores – by Matthew Davis Oct 19th

Raising More Than Test Scores – by Matthew Davis – http://educationnext.org/ Strict attention to detail, long school days, and a singular focus on college are the hallmarks of “no excuses” charter schools. Families in cities across the United States have flocked to them as academic game changers, and research shows that many of their students […]
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Technology’s Unmet Progressive Promise – by Michael DeArmond Sep 28th

Technology’s Unmet Progressive Promise – by Michael DeArmond – http://educationnext.org/ Twenty-five years ago, I was a young history teacher soaking up progressive teaching methods that aimed to foster deep, personalized learning for my students. My classroom was decidedly low-tech, but I can see how today’s technological advances might have made it easier for me to […]
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