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

  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. But in between notetaking and consulting references, students are also often sending personal emails or […]

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

  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 in Washington, D.C., make a strong case that states should […]

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

‘Redshirting’ preschoolers may do more harm than good

Educator and researcher agree that it’s generally not worth it to delay kindergarten start time

What could we expect from a Justice Gorsuch on key education issues?

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick reviews the nominee’s major cases

Experts consider a federal constitutional right to education

  Experts consider a federal constitutional right to education Should the Supreme Court’s 1973 Rodriguez decision be overturned? February 16, 2017—In its 1973 decision in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to education. The 5-4 decision left issues of educational inequality […]

ESSA could fund crucial shift in education research

Small-scale studies are the only path to sustained improvement, says expert

College students assessed as needing remedial algebra more likely to succeed by instead taking credit-bearing statistics with additional support

The study, which was conducted at three community colleges at the City University of New York, represents the first controlled test of an alternative to traditional remediation.

What Obama’s Signature Education Reform Got Wrong

Four lessons offer guidance for next administration

Two National Surveys find Charter-School Parents More Satisfied than Those with Children in District-Operated Schools

Private school parents most satisfied of all

No-excuses charter students more likely to enroll in competitive, four-year colleges

Controversial educational approach leads to postsecondary success for Chicago students

Research lacking on school discipline reforms

Thin evidence on causes of and alternatives to suspensions, expulsions

The 2016 EdNext Poll – including 10-year trends in public opinion

Common Core and vouchers lose ground; growing opposition to tenure; charter schools and testing retain support

Study finds school closures in NYC benefitted rising ninth-graders

Students enrolled in higher performing high schools, more likely to earn Regents diploma

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