Put “Whole Language” on Trial

The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy

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 […]

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’

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

Democrats Dodge a Charter Question — and for a Reason

It took until the third hour of the third Democratic presidential debate for education policy to make an appearance.

A Certificate, Then a Degree

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

Funeral Homes and Female Athletes

Future of girls’ sports may hinge on mortuary case

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade

How Teach for America Affects Beliefs about Education

Connecting Classroom Experience to Opinions on Education Reform

Support Builds For Making the SAT Untimed For Everyone

A possible solution to the “Gaming the System” problem

A Digital Path to a Diploma

Online credit-recovery classes are a lifeline—and ripe for abuse

The Truth Behind the Adjunct Horror Story

A review of The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission by Herb Childress

Q&A: Joshua Zucker

The Art of Problem Solving — and of Question Asking

Has President Trump Scared Away All the Foreign Students?

The facts behind fears of a higher-education revenue recession

Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll

An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?

What Happened in the Bayou?

Examining the Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

“More Play Will Save Our Schools,” a New Book Claims

A review of “Let the Children Play” by Pasi Sahlberg and William Doyle

Going the Extra Mile for School Choice

How five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation

The Lost Children of E.D. Hirsch

A review of “The Knowledge Gap” by Natalie Wexler

The Supreme Court and the Schools

A review of “The Schoolhouse Gate” by Justin Driver

Depth Over Breadth

The value of vocational education in U.S. high schools

Searching for Great High Schools

A review of “In Search of Deeper Learning” by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine

Do Charter Schools Increase Segregation?

First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look

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