Put “Whole Language” on Trial

The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy

Democrats Dodge a Charter Question — and for a Reason

It took until the third hour of the third Democratic presidential debate for education policy to make an appearance.

Q&A: Joshua Zucker

The Art of Problem Solving — and of Question Asking

Do Charter Schools Increase Segregation?

First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look

Answered Prayer?

Montana case could prompt last judgment for Blaine Amendments

Rise and Shine

How school start times affect academic performance

The Baby Bust Goes to School

Are falling birthrates a crisis or an opportunity?

The Strikes Keep Coming

Will districts demand reform in exchange for needed raises?

Entree to Freshman Year

Online programs offer low-cost courses for college credit

Turkey’s Fight Against U.S. Charters

An autocrat declares war on high-performing American schools

Private Colleges in Peril

Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures

The Case for Holding Students Accountable

How extrinsic motivation gets kids to work harder and learn more

Why Disparate Impact Theory Is a Bad Fit for School Discipline

Jumping to conclusions from districts’ raw discipline data ought to end.

Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman

Denver Expands Choice and Charters

Elected school board employs portfolio strategy to lift achievement

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..

What the Republican Presidential Contenders Should Be Saying About Education

On Wednesday, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will host an education policy summit in New Hampshire with at least six of the GOP presidential contenders. Here’s what I hope they will say.

Next Generation Virtual Programs

Through Course Access, students choose from a range of providers

Good News for New Orleans

Early evidence shows reforms lifting student achievement

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