Despite retreat from Common Core, states set high proficiency standards for students

But rising expectations for performance fail to translate into learning gains

Ranking teacher-prep programs on value-added is usually futile

New analysis finds program rankings based on graduates’ value-added scores are largely random

Where has state funding for public colleges gone?

New analysis points to its displacement by soaring spending on public-welfare, particularly Medicaid

Why the charter movement can’t survive on networks alone

As independent charter schools struggle to grow, expert calls for return to roots

Assessing the Trump administration’s early impact on education

Have the President’s policies helped or harmed U.S. students?

Expert in child cognition recommends teacher preparation reforms

“Prepare teachers to be teachers, not scientists”

Online degree expands educational access for mid-career Americans

Georgia Tech’s online version of elite master’s degree in computer science fills gap in higher ed market

Experts debate the merits and design of statewide private school choice programs

A new forum for Education Next brings together experts to assess the research on these programs and the implications for whether and how states should design and oversee statewide choice programs.

Charter schools increasingly choose alternative pension plans when given the choice

New retirement options offer teachers portability and shorter vesting periods

Researchers identify top three reasons for charter growth slowdown in Bay Area

Lessons from California can inform expansion efforts nationwide

Charter schools benefit students in neighboring district schools

Positive effects found on test scores, grade completion, and more, increasing with proximity

Colorado and Florida pass breakthrough laws to close charter-school funding gap

States’ differing experiences can inform similar efforts nationwide

New research shows teachers’ physical proximity boosts collaboration

Thoughtful classroom assignment can contribute to teacher development strategy

Expanded choice increases parents’ demand for school-quality information

Having more educational options creates incentive for families to seek out data

Racial bias hinders college degree attainment

U.S. teachers on average have lower expectations for black students than for white students

Should K-12 schools limit students’ screen time?

Two educators consider the wisest use of technology in the classroom

Policy expert explains why Title IX needs an overhaul

Current “heavy-handed” rules threaten freedom of speech, due process

Computer use in college classes reduces final-exam grades

Contact: Susan Payne Carter: 845-938-0856,, United States Military Academy Jackie Kerstetter: 814-440-2299,, Education Next Computer use in college classes reduces final-exam grades New study finds that technology can be more of a distraction than a learning tool August 17, 2017—The vast majority of college students carry laptops or tablets from class to class. […]

The 2017 EdNext Poll–including the Trump Effect on public opinion about education

Charter schools lose favor but opposition to vouchers declines; Opposition to Common Core plateaus and support for using the same standards across states gains ground

D.C.’s high-stakes teacher evaluations raise teacher quality, student achievement

Contact: Adam Rabinowitz: 202-266-4724, Jackie Kerstetter: 814-440-2299,, Education Next D.C.’s high-stakes teacher evaluations raise teacher quality, student achievement 90% of the turnover of low-performing teachers occurs in high-poverty schools July 27, 2017—Though the Every Student Succeeds Act excludes any requirements for states about teacher evaluation policies, the results from a once-controversial high-stakes system […]

Is the U.S. Constitution colorblind?

Revisiting the meaning of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision through the lens of Justice Scalia’s rulings

Lifting the veil on the complex world of teacher debt

Experts offer alternative plan as the Trump administration looks to cut loan forgiveness programs

Pensions are empty promises for most public-school teachers nationwide

Only 20% of teachers ever receive full benefits, while more than half receive nothing

First-of-its-kind study measures college instructor quality

Effective teachers boost grades and test scores, in both their own and subsequent courses

Boosting college quality and success for high-scoring Hispanic students

Recognition program facilitates targeted higher-ed recruitment, improves outcomes

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