Published Articles & Media
Evidence Doesn’t Support Investment in School Turnaround Efforts
New school start ups and replications of high performing charter school models provide a better solution
Education Next Profiles D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee
Can Michelle Rhee Wrest Control of the D.C. School System from Decades of Failure?
Researchers Find Special Education Voucher Programs Ensure Better Services and Outcomes for Students
In a feature article for the winter 2010 issue of Education Next, education researchers Jay P. Greene and Stuart Buck of the University of Arkansas dispel several common myths about these programs and show how they have benefited handicapped children in states where they have been enacted, including those not in private placements.
Governance and Leadership
“Obama Effect” Strongly Influences Public Attitudes on Controversial Education Topics, according to Education Next–PEPG 2009 National Survey
Findings Show Research Evidence Can Be Equally Significant in Shaping Public Opinion. Read the full article, The Persuadable Public, by William G. Howell, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West.
Pro-student Court Rulings Decline, Researchers Show
Many think students have more rights than courts have granted. Read the full article, Law and Disorder in the Classroom, by Richard Arum and Doreet Preiss.
Students in D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Make Significant Improvements in Reading, U.S. Education Department Study Finds
Voucher gains are the largest achievement impacts from any federal education experiment so far. Read the full article, Lost Opportunities, by Patrick J. Wolf.
New Education Next Forum: Is There a Connection between School Spending and Student Achievement? Should Courts Decide?
U. S. Supreme Court decision puts issue on front burner for states. Read the full article, Many Schools Are Still Inadequate, by Eric Hanushek, Alfred Lindseth and Michael Rebell.
Governance and Leadership
When Provided with Accurate Information, Public Support for Increased Spending on Schools and Teacher Salaries Declines, Researchers Find
Read the full article, Educating the Public, by William G. Howell and Martin R. West.
Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Have a Negative Effect on the Behavior and Academic Achievement of Classroom Peers, New Study Finds
Troubled boys have a greater and more adverse impact on other boys. Read the full article, Domino Effect, by Scott Carrell and Mark Hoekstra.
Education Next Forum on the Future of No Child Left Behind: Mend It? Or End It?
Education Scholars Diane Ravitch and John E. Chubb Debate the Pros and Cons of the Controversial Federal Education Policy. Read the full article, The Future of No Child Left Behind, with Diane Ravitch and John E. Chubb