Charter Schools and Their Enemies

At 90, Thomas Sowell reminds charter schools how to fight. And why.

Teacher Pension Plans and the Covid Recession

Any federal bailout should come with conditions attached

Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?

The merits and drawbacks of “test-optional” admissions

Standardized Tests Can Serve as a Neutral Yardstick

Forum: Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?

Test Optional Offers Benefits but It’s Not Enough

Forum: Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?

Public-School Attendance Zones Violate a Civil Rights Law

The Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 may offer creative litigators a strategy to redraw school-assignment maps.

New Financial Data Spotlight the District Role in Distributing Dollars Across Schools

Opportunities ahead for education leaders

Statewide Standardized Assessments Were in Peril Even Before the Coronavirus. Now They’re Really in Trouble.

To survive bipartisan backlash, tests will have to “actually help kids learn”

AP Classes Move to YouTube with Unannounced Celebrity Guests

Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board, on offering tests and education amid the Coronavirus crisis.

In California, Common Core Has Not Failed

An Education Next forum draws a response from a former president of the California State Board of Education.

Yes, It Really Is Harder to Get into Highly Selective Colleges Today

Comparison of SAT scores over time tells a story

Secretary DeVos, It’s Time to Scratch the 2020 State Tests

It’s time to waive the assessment requirements, everywhere and for everyone.

Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

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.

New Research on KIPP Shows that Charter Middle Schools Can Improve Early College Outcomes

Attending a KIPP school led to a 10-13 percentage point improvement in the likelihood of enrolling in college

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.

In the News: Chartering in Kansas City

In a new case study for the R Street Institute, “Chartering in Kansas City,” Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.

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.

End the “Easy A”

Tougher grading standards set more students up for success

Four Things You Need to Know About Education Policymaking

Before expecting to effectively shape policy in a world full of complexity and honest disagreement, learn about the world you want to change.

Majority of U.S. Students Now Exercise School Choice

A week to celebrate those voting with their feet.

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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