EdStat: 68% of Americans support annual testing in reading and math, according to the 2018 EdNext survey
A large majority of Americans continue to support the federal requirement that all students be tested in math and reading each year in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school.
EdStat: The 2018 EdNext poll finds that support for the Common Core State Standards has stabilized at 45 percent
After falling in previous years, public support for the Common Core State Standards has now stabilized at 45%, the 2018 EdNext survey finds, compared to 41% a year ago.
The 2018 EdNext poll finds a clear majority—57%—in favor of “a tax credit for individual and corporate donations that pay for scholarships to help low-income parents send their children to private schools.”
EdStat: 51 percent of Americans rate their local public schools with a grade of A or B on the 2018 EdNext poll
On the 2018 EdNext poll, approximately half of the public (51%) rates their local public schools with a grade of A or B, consistent with the last three years of polling.
EdStat: 18 percent of respondents support affirmative action in K-12 school assignments, according to the 2018 EdNext poll
The 2018 EdNext poll finds that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to considering race in K–12 school assignment decisions as part of efforts to increase school diversity, though the difference between support and opposition has narrowed somewhat since the question was last asked in 2008.
EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points
After a substantial drop in support for charter schools last year, the 2018 EdNext poll finds that public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points this past year, to 44%, with 35% opposed.
EdStat: 47 percent of Americans say school spending should increase, according to the 2018 EdNext poll
Among those provided information about current spending levels in their local school districts, 47% say that spending should increase, a rise of 7 percentage points over the prior year.
EdStat: 56 percent of nonunion teachers say in the 2018 EdNext poll that unions have a positive impact on schools
New in the 2018 EdNext poll is a breakdown of teacher respondents that shows sharp differences between union and nonunion members on certain issues.
EdStat: 54 percent majority of the public supports school vouchers for all students, according to the 2018 EdNext poll
The 2018 EdNext survey finds that a 54% majority of the public supports school vouchers for all students, a 9-percentage-point increase over a year ago.
EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public support for increasing teacher pay jumps by 13 percentage points
On the 2018 EdNext survey, among respondents provided with information on average teacher salaries prevailing in their state, 49% of the public say that teacher pay should increase—a 13-percentage-point jump over the share who said so last year.
Lay staff now constitute nearly all staff in Catholic schools.
Kunjan Narechania discusses on the EdNext blog.
EdStat: Charter Schools Have Gained a Substantial Following in Louisiana, Where 148 Charters Now Serve more than 80,000 Students
But charters have also attracted opposition from many school districts and teachers.
EdStat: 38 States had Statewide Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Preschools by February 2017
Many systems include differential funding reimbursement for programs with higher quality ratings.
EdStat: State Spending on Preschool More Than Doubled between 2002 and 2016, from $3.3 to $7.4 Billion
However, a range of research also shows that many early childhood programs do not have positive long-term effects.
EdStat: Between 1968 and 2013, the Percentage of Middle-Income Families Enrolled in Private Schools Fell from 12 Percent to 7 Percent
Enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady.
EdStat: During the Last School Year, the Number of Charter Schools in California Grew by 1.6 Percent
This is even lower than last year’s rate of 1.9 percent.
Has expanding income inequality fueled a broader increase in segregation at both public and private schools?
EdStat: All Else Being Equal, Teachers with Classes in which 20 Percent of Students had an Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder were 2.15 Percentage Points More Likely to Leave Their School or Teaching
Teachers are likely a key element in the successful inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs), but few studies have investigated how general-education teachers are impacted.
EdStat: 89 Percent of American Children who Attended a Private Elementary School were Enrolled in a Catholic School in 1965
In 2013, the comparable figure was 42 percent.
EdStat: Twenty-Seven Percent of Public K‒12 Schools had a Reading Coach on Staff by the 2015‒16 School Year, According to the National Teacher and Principal Survey
Does one-to-one coaching actually help teachers get better?
Only one of those cases was successful.
EdStat: Twenty-Four Percent of Public K‒12 Schools had a General Instructional Coach by the 2015‒16 School Year, According to the National Teacher and Principal Survey
Historically, professional development for teachers has been dominated by daylong seminars that took teachers out of the classroom and delivered the same tips and tricks to an entire department, grade level, or school.