The Stubborn Myth of “Learning Styles”

State teacher-license prep materials peddle a debunked theory

Yes, It Really Is Harder to Get into Highly Selective Colleges Today

Comparison of SAT scores over time tells a story

Now Trending: Chief Innovation Officers

New titles abound, but with limited evidence of real change

Straight Up Conversation: Panorama CEO on Measuring College, Career, and Life Readiness

Rick talks with the CEO of Panorama Education, an ed-tech company whose college- and career-readiness tools are currently used each year in 11,500 schools.

In the News: Will Dallas Be the First Big-City District to Require Video Cameras in All Special Education Classrooms?

A security camera mounted on a ceiling.Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District recently voted to require video cameras in all special-education classrooms, the Dallas Morning News reports. Advocates say the cameras will help keep students safe and ease parent anxiety, while critics says it is costly and could violate student and teacher privacy.

Don’t Ruin College by Making It Free

Threats to quality and innovation outweigh benefit of increased access.

EdNext Podcast: Helping Students Finance Education School with Income Share Agreements

The founder of the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Mike Goldstein, sits down with Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how “fixed” income share agreements have made the school an attractive destination, reducing risk for students and increasing transparency of outcomes.

Is College Remediation a Barrier or a Boost?

Evidence from Tennessee

Sanders Outdoes Warren in Tapping Voter Anger

Similar education policies, different New Hampshire primary outcomes

In the News: Using Amazon Echo, Google Home to Learn: Skill of the Future or Bad Idea?

Education Week has a new article about the use of voice-activated technology in schools. In the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next, Michael Horn wrote about this topic under the headline “Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?”

The Education Exchange: How to Increase Stagnant Teacher Salaries

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper that offers evidence on how states and localities can optimize teacher compensation.

EdNext Podcast: Serving All Students at Excel Academy

A group from Excel Academy in Boston joined Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how the charter network works to accommodate students with special needs, including English language learners and those with disabilities, into their program.

In the News: What Free Public College Means for Virginia’s Small Private Colleges

In an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Phyllis Jordan writes about how private liberal arts colleges such as Sweet Briar College “are essential to sustaining small town and rural economies.”

Straight Up Conversation: A Kelley Blue Book for College Costs

Rick talks with the CEO of TuitionFit, a venture that aggregates data on the actual price of college to help the public make more informed choices and influence the price of college the way they can in a normal marketplace.

Straight Up Conversation: First American to Win WISE Prize for Education Innovation

Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he’s learned after a half century in education.

EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform

Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work with teachers unions in an effort to improve schools.

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers

An interview that stops at the “story” sets up employees for failure

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

Should Congress Link Higher-Ed Funding To Graduation Rates?

Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric

Performance-Based Funding Produces Mixed Results

The federal government currently provides more than $150 billion each year to students and their families in the form of grants, loans, work-study funds, and tax credits to help make college more affordable. This sizable public investment in higher education has indeed made college attendance possible for a larger share of Americans. However, there is […]

Congress Must Address Dismal Dropout Rates

It’s a familiar story: a young, courageous (usually white male) entrepreneur drops out of college to pursue his dreams, only to become rich and successful beyond all expectation. Its implication, which has found some purchase in the popular imagination, is that it doesn’t matter if a person doesn’t finish college—in fact, he may be better-off […]

EdNext Podcast: Paul Tough and The Years That Matter Most

Paul Tough, author of “The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us,” sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the book, and how the higher education admissions process tends to work to the benefit of affluent students at the expense of those from lower-income backgrounds.

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’

Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard explains the program’s effect on teachers, including herself

New Red Sox Executive Credits Classics Education

“Taught me how to learn.”

A Certificate, Then a Degree

Certificate-first programs can help tackle America’s college-completion crisis

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