At Education Next we were extremely lucky to have worked with Nathan Glazer for fifteen years.
As teachers strike or threaten to strike in several cities, one of the key issues is pay. But while teachers want higher salaries, school districts face a number of financial challenges. One source of strain in school district budgets is what economist Ben Scafidi calls the staffing surge, a major increase in non-teaching staff hired over the past few decades.
Comment Deadline Nears For Proposed DeVos Policy
Evidence on student loan debt and community college attainment
Will teachers’ post-retirement benefits break the bank?
Tens of thousands of teachers in six states walked out of their schools, attracting media attention across the country.
Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures
Power and the West Virginia teachers’ strike
Should the Trump administration retain, revise, or rescind?
The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump
How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway
A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school
Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?
Mayor de Blasio’s efforts remain a work in progress
At its national convention, the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on the growth of charter schools, which is puzzling because opinion surveys show strong support for charter schools among African Americans.
Focus your philanthropy on innovation outside the system
Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia
Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman
Racial composition of schools and student learning
Non-cog or character skills are incredibly important but if we are going to use these and other ideas to improve education, we are going to need a significant shift toward funding research and greater patience to bring those ideas to fruition.
Accountability, Common Core, and the college-for-all movement are transforming instruction
Education Next talks with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly
Michael B. Horn and Paul E. Peterson discuss Arne Duncan’s decision to resign and what his legacy will be as Secretary of Education.
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could fundamentally alter the education labor landscape
It’s time to review the progress of the charter movement and the challenges that lie ahead, what we’ve done right as well as where we’ve gone astray..