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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joshua Zucker, a veteran instructor with Art of Problem Solving, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief to discuss how to best teach math to advanced students.
The EdNext Podcast returns with Editor-in-chief Marty West and Senior Editor Paul E. Peterson discussing the 2019 Education Next Poll, including results on public opinion on schools, teacher pay, school choice, and more.
Michael Henderson, Research Director, Public Policy Research Lab at the Manship School of Mass Communication, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the 2019 Education Next Poll came together, including methodology and how the sample builds in experiments to best gauge the public’s opinion on schools.
The claim that all students, and especially disadvantaged students, lose substantial academic ground over summer vacation has long been both an article of faith and a source of anxiety. But a new look at the data finds no evidence that the average child loses months of learning each summer or that summer learning loss contributes much to the achievement gap. Paul T. von Hippel talks with Marty West about his new analysis of summer learning loss.
A new study finds that later school start times increase achievement on standardized tests. Marty West talks with Jennifer Heissel about the study, which she co-authored with Samuel Norris.
Many school districts try to address external obstacles to student learning by offering “wraparound services” in schools. These schools try to connect their students with outside groups that can help them deal with challenges from food insecurity to mental health issues.
In a new article, Michael McShane notes that “While integrated supports may help meet students’ physical and emotional needs, their ability to improve student learning remains unproven.”
McShane sits down with Marty West to discuss his article, “Supporting Students Outside the Classroom.”
Each year, millions of parents nationwide must make a seemingly life-altering decision for their soon-to-be kindergartener: to redshirt or not to redshirt. But is redshirting preschoolers really advantageous, or could it do more harm than good?
Can K-12 schools today make a difference when it comes to their students’ civic attitudes and behavior? A new study finds that attending a public charter school operated by Democracy Prep Public Schools nearly doubles students’ rates of civic participation as young adults. Marty West speaks with Seth Andrew, founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools.
Last week, Kamala Harris made headlines with an ambitious—and expensive—plan to raise teacher pay, and she’s not the only Democratic presidential candidate talking about education. Marty West discusses what the candidates have been saying with Ira Stoll, EdNext’s managing editor, who has been reporting from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and who wrote “Teacher Pay Emerges as Democratic Primary Issue.”