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

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

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.”

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?”

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

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

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.

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.”

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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