The Education Exchange: “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.”

EdNext Podcast: How Colleges Have Raised Selectivity Over Time

An executive editor of Education Next and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Mike Petrilli, joins Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how median SAT scores show that colleges have raised their selectivity standards since 1985.

The Education Exchange: The Link Between Charter School Market Share and Student Achievement

A senior research and policy associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, David Griffith, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study that investigates whether student achievement increases as the market share of charter schools grows. Read Griffith’s full report, “Rising Tide: Charter School Market Share and Student Achievement.” Follow The Education Exchange on […]

EdNext Podcast: What Financial Turmoil Will Mean for Public Education

Research professor at Georgetown University and director of the Edunomics Lab, Marguerite Roza, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discus what the coronavirus-related economic downturn and financial-market volatility will mean for public education.

The Education Exchange: Coronavirus Threatens Teacher Pensions

The director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University, Michael Podgursky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss what long-term economic effects are likely to result from the Covid-19 pandemic.

EdNext Podcast: Closing Schools To Slow a Pandemic

A visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, John Bailey, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why closing schools may help slow the Covid-19 pandemic, and how long it may be until they re-open.

The Education Exchange: How New York City’s Schools Are Changing

A senior fellow and director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute, Ray Domanico, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how enrollment in district and charter schools in New York City is shifting.

EdNext Podcast: How the Move to Online Learning Could Backfire

A co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Michael Horn, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West. They discuss how the coronavirus-caused move to online learning could result in poor substitutes for face-to-face classes. That may wind up eventually slowing, rather than accelerating, the progress of online learning. Listen […]

The Education Exchange: What Colleges Deliver to Their Graduates

An Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Albert Cheng (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Cheng’s new paper, which reports findings from a survey of college alumni about their experiences in higher education and afterward.

EdNext Podcast: KIPP Middle Schools Can Improve Early College Outcomes

A senior researcher at Mathematica, Ira Nichols-Barrer, and the executive director of KIPP Massachusetts, Caleb Dolan, join Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new study by Mathematica that shows charter middle schools can increase the likelihood of enrolling in college.

The Education Exchange: Long-Run Trends in the Achievement Gap

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education at the Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushek (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss new findings on the gaps in educational achievement by socio-economic status. Hanushek and Peterson are co-authors of “Long-Run Trends in the U.S. SES-Achievement Gap,” with Laura M. Talpey and Ludger Woessman. This research […]

EdNext Podcast: Reforming a Divided School System in Los Angeles

A professor of education policy at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, Julie A. Marsh, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how education reform has impacted the Los Angeles Unified School District, how it’s deepened divides between the district and teachers unions.

The Education Exchange: The Link Between Standardized Testing and Student Achievement

The director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research that investigates how testing reforms relate to country performance on the Program for International Student Assessment tests over time.

EdNext Podcast: Is College Remediation a Barrier or a Boost?

An associate professor of higher education at Boston College, Angela Boatman, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss new research that investigates the effectiveness of two Tennessee policies that offered alternatives to traditional remediation requirements for college math.

The Education Exchange: More Evidence of Higher College Attainment from Milwaukee’s Voucher Program

A professor of education policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s latest findings from Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program. Wolf’s research explores whether voucher students are more likely to attain higher levels of education than their peers outside of the program.

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.

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