Do Charter Schools Increase Segregation?

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

The Baby Bust Goes to School

Are falling birthrates a crisis or an opportunity?

Entree to Freshman Year

Online programs offer low-cost courses for college credit

Private Colleges in Peril

Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures

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

The New Orleans OneApp

Centralized enrollment matches students and schools of choice

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.

Wisconsin High Schools Learn from New PISA Test

International comparison drives efforts to improve

Big Impact: Supreme Court Housing Decision Could Have Significant Effect on Education

The education community should be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules on a housing case from Dallas which considers whether plaintiffs can bring “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

Want More College Graduates? Improve Our K–12 System

We have already closed the gap between college readiness and college attainment.

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