Published Articles & Media
5 Thoughts on ESSA
The new law retains NCLB's federal framework for testing while getting the federal government out of the business of trying to judge teacher or school quality or how to "fix" schools.
Straight-Up Conversation: DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has just finished her fifth year in the role. I recently had the chance to chat with her about the highlights of her tenure and the evolution of school reform.
Scoring the New Every Student Succeeds Act
ESSA doesn't come close to getting it all right, but it's a vast improvement on NCLB and the status quo.
What the 2016 Race May Hold for Education
We might see some significant education action in DC come 2017, but it's unlikely to get much of a preview on the 2016 trail.
Actually, Boehner’s Resignation Doesn’t Change the Odds on ESEA
The odds of ESEA reauthorization weren't good before Boehner's announcement. After Boehner's announcement, not a lot has changed.
More Than A Slogan
Five good reasons federalism is so important in education
A Few Lessons That AP U.S. History Can Teach the Common Core
Yesterday the College Board released its newly revised version of the AP U.S. History framework.
What Did Race to the Top Accomplish?
Education Next talks with Joanne Weiss and Frederick M. Hess
Lofty Promises But Little Change for America’s Schools
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.
Ahead of the News
A Checklist for Fixing ESEA
Things are moving rapidly here in DC. Yesterday, on a 218-213 vote, the House narrowly passed the Student Success Act.