Technology might allow us to collect detailed information about classroom practice that would help us learn what’s working and what’s not.
A recent report found that most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The findings unveil a clear disconnect between district software procurement and classroom practice.
New non-degree programs skip the general education requirements
As college costs rise, some see cause for alarm in rising levels of student loan debt. However, a new study finds that students who take out loans do better in school. Lesley Turner joins Marty West to discuss that new study, “The Benefits of Borrowing: Evidence on student loan debt and community college attainment,” which she co-authored with Benjamin M. Marx.
Despite their toxic reputation, student loans help recipients earn better grades, take more classes, and graduate sooner, a new study finds.
Evidence on student loan debt and community college attainment
A veteran teacher reflects on the Oklahoma strike
For four years, Tom Kane ran a project for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which offered to help a set of school districts develop new ways of evaluating teacher effectiveness. He talks with EdNext’s Marty West about lessons to be learned from that effort.
Will parents be able to outsource drop-offs and pick-ups to Uber-like companies or automated vehicles? Will school buses be self-driving? The future is now.
There’s a win-win solution to teacher compensation. But it requires a willingness to rethink how teachers are paid and how school dollars are spent.
Using value-added to assess effects on student behavior
Steve Klinksy, founder and CEO of Modern States Education Alliance, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to explain how the organization is able to provide an on-ramp to college with its “Freshman Year for Free” program.
When parents enter postsecondary education, they meet a system that isn’t designed with them in mind.
New research by David Deming and Kadeem Noray finds that students who major in STEM fields initially experience elevated salaries and rates of employment, but the skills their occupations require change so rapidly that their training quickly becomes obsolete.
A second chance to innovate, amid tough market conditions
Lessons from the Gates Foundation’s Effective Teaching Strategy
“Teacher professionalism” can mean profoundly different things to different people. Fordham’s Robert Pondiscio argues that the key to professionalizing teaching is to ask, “What do the kids do all day?”
Educational content comes to YouTube
The Northeast is expected to be the hardest hit, but demand for spots in elite institutions is not expected to decline.
Strengthening college readiness at the California State Universities
Private colleges currently enroll 30 percent of students attending four-year colleges, but they face declining enrollment and mounting deficits. Is a crisis on the horizon? Stephen Eide, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss his article “Private Colleges in Peril.”
An Excerpt from Julia Freeland Fisher’s book “Who You Know”
Teacher turnover and shortages are challenges that the entire education field faces, but these challenges are especially acute for teachers of color.
Several universities are putting free Amazon Echo Dot devices in student dorm rooms to help students more easily access information about their schools.
In New Orleans, the focus is now on high-quality instructional materials.