In the News: Nathan Glazer, Urban Sociologist and Outspoken Intellectual, Dies at 95

At Education Next we were extremely lucky to have worked with Nathan Glazer for fifteen years.

The Education Exchange: Surge in Non-Teaching Staff Strains School Budgets

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.

New Title IX Rules Require Hearings, Cross-Examinations in Colleges But Not High Schools

Comment Deadline Nears For Proposed DeVos Policy

The Benefits of Borrowing

Evidence on student loan debt and community college attainment

Health Care for Life

Will teachers’ post-retirement benefits break the bank?

How Did Major Newspapers Cover the 2018 Teacher Strikes?

Tens of thousands of teachers in six states walked out of their schools, attracting media attention across the country.

Private Colleges in Peril

Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures

Do Strikes Signal Union Strength?

Power and the West Virginia teachers’ strike

Debating Obama-Era Guidance on School Discipline

Should the Trump administration retain, revise, or rescind?

Rethinking Federal Regulation of Sexual Harassment

The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump

Hamilton Goes to High School

How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway

Will the XQ “Super Schools” Live Up to Their Name?

A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school

Teacher Race and School Discipline

Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?

Ed Reform Rollback in New York City

Mayor de Blasio’s efforts remain a work in progress

In the News: Why Does the NAACP Oppose Charter Schools?

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.

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Focus your philanthropy on innovation outside the system

The Politics of the Common Core Assessments

Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia

Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman

Desegregation Since the Coleman Report

Racial composition of schools and student learning

Non-Cognitive Measures Not Ready for Accountability

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.

Learning English

Accountability, Common Core, and the college-for-all movement are transforming instruction

Should Community College Be Free?

Education Next talks with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly

EdNext Podcast: Arne Duncan’s Legacy

Michael B. Horn and Paul E. Peterson discuss Arne Duncan’s decision to resign and what his legacy will be as Secretary of Education.

Teachers Unions at Risk of Losing “Agency Fees”

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could fundamentally alter the education labor landscape

Charter Schools: Taking Stock

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..

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