The Education Exchange: A Lot of Lost Ground: Results from the Education Next Survey on Learning During the Pandemic

“Across a range of the questions that we asked, you see a more robust response in the charter school sector and in the private school sector.”

EdNext Podcast: A Lot of Lost Ground: Results from the Education Next Survey on Learning During the Pandemic

“Across a range of the questions that we asked you see a more robust response in the charter school sector and in the private school sector.”

The Education Exchange: A Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Scholarships for Religious Schools

State constitutions cannot forbid legislatures from aiding religious schools.

The Education Exchange: How the “Structural Racism” Talk Undermines Individual Agency

Public Prep’s Ian Rowe on “the contrast between the 23 unarmed black people that were killed by police in 2018 and the more than three million who were in college or graduate school.”

The Education Exchange: How Do Charter Schools Affect Traditional Public Schools?

“We haven’t seen big negative effects really for anyone,” Marcus Winters says. “It puts the burden back on the side that would say that expanding charter schools harms public schools or harms kids in public schools.”

The Education Exchange: How America Responded to the Pandemic of 1957-58: “Almost the Exact Opposite of What We See Today”

“In 1957-58, there were no economic lockdowns. There weren’t even school closures,” Niall Ferguson says. “There was a consensus that the right thing to do was to keep the show on the road.”

EdNext Podcast: How Students Are Kept Out of the Best Public Schools

“Some of these zones are very, very weird, misshapen things.”

The Education Exchange: Will Charter Schools Open This Fall?

“It’s very important to have some sort of solution to what you do with students in the fall, if you are interested in reopening the economy and sending their parents back to work,” Nina Rees says.

EdNext Podcast: Why Some Schools Are Responding Well to the Pandemic

“There’s just something magical about being live.”

The Education Exchange: First Year of College Available Online, Tuition-Free

“A tripling of interest when coronavirus first broke out.”

EdNext Podcast: Why Fewer Teens Are Working Summer Jobs

“As the coronavirus shakes up the economy, I think teens are probably not going to be first in line or top of the list for employers who were starting to hire back.”

The Education Exchange: Stanford-Affiliated Doctor Says Schools Should Open in September

Let science, not fear, drive our decisions, he says

EdNext Podcast: The Grade-Level Expectations Trap and the Post-Coronavirus Reopening

“There is a real opportunity for forward-thinking school operators to ask the question, should we think a little bit differently about how we come back to school than before we left?”

The Education Exchange: Detroit Students Get U.S. Constitutional Right to a Basic Minimum Education. What Happens Next?

Lawyer Rocco Testani assesses the 6th Circuit’s recent decision in the Detroit schools case Gary B. v Whitmer: “in constitutional law, there is not a remedy to redress every social ill.”

EdNext Podcast: Jeb Bush on Adjusting to Distance Learning During the Pandemic

“This is the time for innovation to rise up,” Bush says.

The Education Exchange: “Some Fear and Some Anxiety”

Surveying Louisiana residents about their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

EdNext Podcast: Mapping Out a Return to Schools

A visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, John Bailey, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Bailey’s new study, which details how students and teachers can plan to return to physical school buildings in the 2020-21 academic year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Education Exchange: “Some School Districts Are Talking about not Reopening until Next January”

Robin Lake on moving from “a state of shock to providing ongoing education to kids”

EdNext Podcast: An Earthquake Followed by a Tsunami

“One of the things that districts discovered quickly was that many of their teachers didn’t have wi-fi at home.”

The Education Exchange: From “Innovative” to “Rotten”—Online Learning Amid Covid-19

“What I’ve heard from a lot of homeschooling families is the moment you leave traditional school, you realize how much time is wasted.”

EdNext Podcast: Coronavirus Could Fuel Demand for Better Assessments

A former deputy director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lynn Olson, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss her new report from FutureEd. It details how standardized testing has come under bipartisan attack, and what will need for change for testing to survive.

What We’re Watching: Chester Finn on Education Reform in America

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is interviewed by his Reagan administration education department colleague, William Kristol, about the state of education reform. Says Finn: “There are a lot of crummy schools out there.”

The Education Exchange: “People Want Their Kids Back in School”

Former Seattle superintendent Joseph Olchefske on the “checkerboard situation” of distance learning in response to coronavirus closures—and the “doomsday scenario” of it lasting through fall 2020.

EdNext Podcast: Using Transparency To Create Accountability During Covid-19 Closures

“The single biggest challenge in any remote learning context is keeping students engaged.”

What We’re Watching: “On Day One, We Were Ready”

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recounts a “seamless” transition to distance learning in response to the novel coronavirus—and predicts it will lead to “a new revolution of choice.”

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