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.

The Education Exchange: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss the upcoming PISA results, how high-performing nations work to support teachers, and what school systems can do to better prepare students for the future.

EdNext Podcast: Momentum Builds for an Untimed SAT

Greg Toppo, an education journalist and author of The Game Believes in You, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the continuing calls for making the SAT untimed for everyone.

The Education Exchange: Observations from Inside a Success Academy School

Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time observing a Success Academy school in the Bronx, and his new book, “How the Other Half Learns.”

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.

The Education Exchange: School Choice and Blaine Amendments in Montana

Richard Komer, a former Senior Litigation Attorney at the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which could declare the Blaine Amendments in 38 state constitutions unconstitutional.

EdNext Podcast: The Key to Helping Children Remember

Clare Sealy, the head of curriculum and standards for the States of Guernsey, joins Marty West to discuss the differences between episodic memory and semantic memory, and the keys to each one in helping children remember their lessons in school.

The Education Exchange: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Prepare for College

Diane Tavenner, the cofounder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new book, “Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life,” and a series of tips and questions for parents as their children begin the college application process.

EdNext Podcast: Inside the Choice and Customization of Miami-Dade Schools

Ron Matus, director of policy and public affairs at Step Up For Students, joins Marty West to discuss the turnaround of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including the tenure of Superintendent Alberto Carvalho..

What We’re Watching: A Moonshot for Kids

On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, the Center for American Progress and the Fordham Institute will host “A Moonshot for Kids,” a “Shark-Tank” style competition where 10 early-round panelists will present their ideas to a panel of judges.

The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid?

Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions.

EdNext Podcast: Elisa Villanueva Beard and the Impact of Teach For America

Elisa Villanueva Beard, the CEO of Teach For America, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the organization and a new study by Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, which details how the organization impacts the beliefs of its teachers.

The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College?

Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book “Choosing College,” co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.

EdNext Podcast: The Concern Around Online Credit Recovery Programs

David Loewenberg joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how online credit recovery has changed the landscape of high school graduations, and what’s being done to make sure that credit recovery programs can maintain their legitimacy.

The Education Exchange: The Turnaround of Camden’s Schools

Paymon Rouhanifard, CEO at Propel America, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time as Superintendent of the Camden City School District, including how he worked to change the fortunes of a struggling district, as well as his current efforts at Propel America to ensure a path to prosperity for high school graduates.

EdNext Podcast: What’s Behind Success at Success Academy

Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss his new book, “How the Other Half Learns,” and his observations of a Success Academy school at work in the Bronx.

The Education Exchange: Raising Student Achievement with Local Money

Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their co-authored paper, “Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis.”

The EdNext Podcast: The Effect of Vocational Education on Adult Success

Kevin Stange joins Marty West to discuss his article, “Depth Over Breadth: The value of vocational education in U.S. high schools,” and how vocational education impacts students and their college and career aspirations.

EdNext Podcast: The Lessons of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

Patrick J. Wolf, professor at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-Chief Marty West to discuss the effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, the statewide school-voucher initiative, including its impact on student test scores and which schools participated in the program.

The Education Exchange: Rebecca Friedrichs’ Fight Against Teachers Unions

Rebecca Friedrichs, the lead plaintiff in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case that ended in a four-four split in the Supreme Court, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her book, “Standing Up to Goliath,” and how teachers feel about national unions.

What We’re Watching: Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll

This year’s poll updates trend data to reveal the public’s latest thinking on school choice, teacher pay, school spending, accountability, and more.

EdNext Podcast: Have Charters Increased Segregation in American Schools?

Tomas Monarrez, a research associate in the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the impact charter schools have had on segregation in U.S. schools.

The Education Exchange: Checking in on School Reforms in New Orleans

Doug Harris, Professor and Department Chair of Economics at Tulane University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new study, “How is New Orleans School Performance Evolving, and Why?,” co-authored with Lihan Liu, Alica Gerry, and Paula Arce-Trigatti, and how school choice and performance-based contracting have fared after 15 years.

EdNext Podcast: What’s Behind the Drop in International Students in the U.S.?

Alex Usher, president of Higher Education Strategy Associates, joins Marty West to discuss what may be causing the downturn in international admissions in U.S. universities, and how that’s contributing to the revenue drop across higher education institutions.

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