What We’re Watching: How Does U.S. STEM Education Stack Up Internationally?

Frederick Hess explains why America’s test scores are middling compared to peer nations abroad, as part of the American Enterprise Institute’s “AEI in 60 Seconds” series.

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.

The Education Exchange: The Gap Between High School Graduation and College Preparedness

A distinguished research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Macke Raymond, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Raymond’s new paper that looks into rising high school graduation rates, and the gap between those high-school graduation requirements and the entry requirements for state universities.

EdNext Podcast: How Tougher Teachers Help Students Learn More

An associate professor at the School of Public Affairs at American University, Seth Gershenson, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Gershenson’s new article, “End the Easy A,” about how teachers’ grading standards affect student success.

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.

The Education Exchange: Are Homeschooled Children Missing Out on Cultural Capital?

An assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, Daniel Hamlin, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss research on whether homeschooled children have fewer opportunities to acquire cultural capital than their public school peers.

EdNext Podcast: Expanding School Choice in Indianapolis

Robin J. Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at University of Washington Bothell, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how school choice has succeeded in Indianapolis.

The Education Exchange: Student Test Scores in Newark Charter Schools

Marcus Winters, an associate professor in Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Winters that shows lasting test score gains for students at charter schools in Newark, N.J.

EdNext Podcast: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Espinoza v. Montana

Joshua Dunn, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Supreme Court case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools.

The Education Exchange: The State of Education in California

Bill Whalen, the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism and a Hoover Institution research fellow, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss education issues, including school choice, in California.

EdNext Podcast: Staying the Course with Common Core

Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and an executive editor at Education Next, joins Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative and why there is still time to see positive results from the shift to national standards.

The Education Exchange: Increasing Teacher Diversity in Massachusetts

Melanie Rucinski, a doctoral student in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new paper, “Racial Diversity in the Teacher Pipeline,” which looks into how Massachusetts has worked to make the teacher profession better reflect the student population.

What We’re Watching: What It Will Take for Social And Emotional Learning To Succeed

The American Enterprise Institute recently hosted a two-part conversation with experts, researchers, and policy stakeholders to discuss social and emotional learning in K-12 education.

EdNext Podcast: Looking Back at the Year in Education

Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West and Managing Editor Ira Stoll sit down to review the Top 20 articles and Top 10 blog posts of 2019.

The Education Exchange: Has the War on Poverty Been Won?

Richard Burkhauser, Professor Emeritus of Policy Analysis at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the poverty rate in the United States, looking at a full-income poverty measure, and raising the question of whether President Lyndon Johnson’s original War on Poverty has been a success.

Education Exchange Replay: How to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

On Aug. 12, 2019, Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, sat down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study that looks to curb chronic absenteeism through randomized experiments.

Education Exchange Replay: Fixing the Culture of Contempt

Earlier this year, Arthur Brooks spoke to Paul E. Peterson about how contempt corrodes our own happiness, about remembering the difference between people we disagree with and the ideas they embrace, and about the role universities can play in repairing our culture.

EdNext Podcast: Are Online Supplemental Curriculum Materials Any Good?

Morgan Polikoff, an Associate Professor at the Rossier School of Education at USC, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new report which studies the quality of online curriculum materials available to teachers.

The Education Exchange: Poverty Rate in America on the Decline

Bruce Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his annual report on U.S. consumption poverty, which reveals that poverty has fallen sharply in the past 50 years.

EdNext Podcast: Making the Right Choices with College

Michael B. Horn, the co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how to juggle the different paths through college, from the options in traditional higher education to certificate first programs.

The Education Exchange: The Inner Workings of the Providence Public School District

David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.

The Education Exchange: Building a Case Against the Blaine Amendments

Erica Smith, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that takes a deep look at school choice and which could declare the so-called Blaine Amendments unconstitutional in 38 states.

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.

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