The editors of Education Next congratulate Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, two of the three economists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics.
Rick talks with the CEO of Nimble, a venture that uses tech-based solutions to help about 50 school districts (with nearly half a million students) find the teachers they want.
The first and most important relationship most children have with a civic institution is with a school.
Interviews shed light on student motives, from ‘get away’ to ‘step it up.’
Eager vendors, early-adopting educators, and media adulation can be taken as evidence that a reform is going swimmingly—but these signs are frequently misread.
Boris Johnson takes a side in the reading wars.
Rick talks with the CEO of Outschool, which is a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and 35 countries.
A new tool makes historical education data easier to find.
The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.
Dan Ayoub, who helms Microsoft’s education team after a decade leading the famed Halo gaming franchise, discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing augmented and virtual reality to the classroom.
The choices states make about which industry-recognized credentials “count” will either encourage learners down a meaningful career path or unwittingly steer them toward low-wage, low-skill jobs.
‘Our tax starvation of public higher ed is a choice we’ve made.’
Parents prize academics, strict discipline.
Rebecca Kantar leads Imbellus, which has raised more than $24 million to build simulation-based assessments.
A path outside the conventional structure can save costs, enrich lives.
Better incentives for colleges, less loan risk for students.
Visitors to charter schools in Questa, New Mexico; Quincy, Florida; Starbuck, Minnesota; and Prescott Valley, Arizona, found some common ingredients.
An encounter at Columbia University Teachers College tells a story.
Twenty years ago this summer, I was a founder of the first charter school in New York state: the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
The “Left Behind” Kids Made Incredible Progress From the Late 1990s Until the Great Recession. Here Are Key Lessons for Ed Reform.
A look at a quarter-century of student outcomes is a reminder of the importance of patience.
Bridge in Nigeria is upskilling the teachers of around 300,000 children in 1,500 schools over four years, a rate of scaling which may be unprecedented in African history.
Kids Who Had Been “Left Behind” Are Doing Much Better Today Than 25 Years Ago. But What About the Middle Class?
Achievement is mostly flat, while attainment is up.
It’s the dawn of a new school year. As I sat down to write about it, I got a premonition of how this school year will once again go for so many.
When the Ku Klux Klan wanted to outlaw private schools