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In the stormy seas of school reform, this journal will steer a steady course, presenting the facts as best they can be determined, giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. Bold change is needed in American K–12 education, but Education Next partakes of no program, campaign, or ideology. It goes where the evidence points.

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The Education Exchange: How America Responded to the Pandemic of 1957-58:...

“In 1957-58, there were no economic lockdowns. There weren’t even school closures,” Niall Ferguson says. “There was a consensus that the right thing to do was to keep the show on the road.”

EdNext Podcast: How Students Are Kept Out of the Best Public...

“Some of these zones are very, very weird, misshapen things.”

The Education Exchange: Will Charter Schools Open This Fall?

“It’s very important to have some sort of solution to what you do with students in the fall, if you are interested in reopening the economy and sending their parents back to work,” Nina Rees says.

EdNext Podcast: Why Some Schools Are Responding Well to the Pandemic

“There’s just something magical about being live.”

EdNext Podcast: Why Fewer Teens Are Working Summer Jobs

“As the coronavirus shakes up the economy, I think teens are probably not going to be first in line or top of the list for employers who were starting to hire back.”

In the News: The Coronavirus Has Made It Obvious. Teenagers Should...

“The Coronavirus Has Made It Obvious. Teenagers Should Start School Later” is the headline over a New York Times opinion article by Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics, who reports on a new study in JAMA Pediatrics of 455 high school students at five schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

EdNext Podcast: The Grade-Level Expectations Trap and the Post-Coronavirus Reopening

“There is a real opportunity for forward-thinking school operators to ask the question, should we think a little bit differently about how we come back to school than before we left?”

The Education Exchange: Detroit Students Get U.S. Constitutional Right to a...

Lawyer Rocco Testani assesses the 6th Circuit’s recent decision in the Detroit schools case Gary B. v Whitmer: “in constitutional law, there is not a remedy to redress every social ill.”

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