Private Colleges in Peril

Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures

The Power of Teacher Expectations

How racial bias hinders student attainment

Rethinking Federal Regulation of Sexual Harassment

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

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

Ed Reform Battle in Los Angeles

Conflict escalates as charter schools thrive

Making Sense of the Opt-Out Movement

Education Next talks with Scott Levy and Jonah Edelman

Teacher Home Visits

School-family partnerships foster student success

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

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

The Contours of a Deal on ESEA Are In Sight

What will survive, what will be eliminated, and what’s still up in the air

Faith, Hope, and Hard Work: Reflections on Year One of Partnership Schools

June marked the end of my first year as superintendent of Partnership Schools, a nonprofit school management organization that was granted broad authority to manage and operate six K–8 urban Catholic schools.

A Checklist for Fixing ESEA

Things are moving rapidly here in DC. Yesterday, on a 218-213 vote, the House narrowly passed the Student Success Act.

Summer School is Coming, Get Parents Involved

Parents who are given actionable feedback on how their kids are doing in summer school are more likely to talk with their kids and their kids are more likely to earn course credit.

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