A review of “How Schools Work” by Arne Duncan
An excerpt from Letters to a Young Education Reformer
An excerpt from “The Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States”
Education Next talks with Joanne Weiss and Frederick M. Hess
In July 2009, it wasn’t just about the money. The $4 billion (to be spent over four years) amounted to less than 1 percent of what K‒12 schooling spends each year.
Excerpts from The Cage-Busting Teacher
Turning educators into learning engineers
The Edu-Scholar Rankings seek to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K–12 and higher education
When it comes to reforming American education, school officials have far more freedom to transform, reimagine, and invigorate teaching, learning, and schooling than is widely believed.
What explains the success of Teach For America?
The following essay is part of a forum, written in honor of Education Next’s 10th anniversary, in which the editors assessed the school reform movement’s victories and challenges to see just how successful reform efforts have been. For the other side of the debate, please see A Battle Begun, Not Won by Paul E. Peterson, […]
Video: Frederick Hess talks with Education Next about the best and worst ways to fund innovation.
Smarter, better ways to fund education innovators
What doesn’t get taught at ed schools?
In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless
Video: Frederick Hess talks with Education Next about reading specialists, den mothers, and teacher pay in the 21st century.
Specialization would lead to better teaching and higher salaries
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (known broadly as NCATE, pronounced “en kate”) was launched in 1954 by a coalition of professional organizations from across the education community. Previously, teacher-training programs had been accredited by states, regional accrediting bodies, or an association of teacher colleges, each equipped with its own benchmarks and methods […]
NCLB is driven by education politics
Squeezing into local markets and cutting deals
Does school choice push public schools to improve?
Eliminating the state-mandated licensure of principles and superintendents is the first step in recruiting and training a generation of leaders capable of transforming America’s schools
Information technology could help schools do more with less. If only educators knew how to use it
Assessing the rigor of state assessment systems
School boards need to drive a harder bargain