Justice Alito’s Brief Retelling of Blaine Amendment History

“Bigoted code language” and the claim that “popery is the natural enemy of general education.”

Toward Reopening: What Will School Look Like this Fall?

States start making decisions on “priority populations,” ages for mask-wearing

In Newton, Mass., a Union Beats Parents to the Punch on Distance Learning

“A complete and utter joke,” a parent complains, as teachers get full salaries and students get a few hours a week at most of live instruction.

School Districts’ Remote-Learning Plans May Widen Student Achievement Gap

Only 20 percent of schools meet standards for “rigorous” remote-learning instruction

The Stress of This Moment Might Be Hurting Kids’ Development

But relationships, routines, and resilience can help

The Title IX Spotlight Shifts from the Campus to the Schoolhouse

New federal rules aim at preventing sexual harassment and assault in elementary and secondary education

A Short-Lived Constitutional Right to Education

Full Sixth Circuit will rehear case of Gary B v. Whitmer

Public-School Attendance Zones Violate a Civil Rights Law

The Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 may offer creative litigators a strategy to redraw school-assignment maps.

The Education of Bernard Bailyn

A youthful, parent-encouraged “addiction” to reading launched a scholarly career

A Blueprint for Back to School

What will it take to get schools ready?

New Financial Data Spotlight the District Role in Distributing Dollars Across Schools

Opportunities ahead for education leaders

Statewide Standardized Assessments Were in Peril Even Before the Coronavirus. Now They’re Really in Trouble.

To survive bipartisan backlash, tests will have to “actually help kids learn”

Should DeVos Ask Congress To Waive Parts of the Special Education Law amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The best cases for—and against—changing the rules.

Don’t Waive Rights, Require Districts To Make a Good Faith Effort

Forum: Should DeVos Ask Congress To Waive Parts of the Special Education Law amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Waive Away—But Tackle the Big Longstanding Issues, Not Just the Immediate Technical Ones

Forum: Should DeVos Ask Congress To Waive Parts of the Special Education Law amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Philadelphia Is Delaying Online Teaching for 7 Weeks. It Doesn’t Need to.

The district believes that only half its students have home internet. The true number may be closer to 80 to 90 percent.

How Will the Coronavirus Crisis Affect Children’s Learning? Unequally.

It’s not a vacation. There’s still half a semester of curriculum to learn.

Covid-19 and Education

The novel coronavirus has upended the world of education just as it has radically changed the rest of our economy and our day-to-day lives. Education Next’s coverage of the virus and the reaction as it affects education is collected here.

Where Left and Right Agree on Civics Education, and Where They Don’t

“One participant told the story of a high school teacher enthusiastically hosting a debate on abortion on the second day of the school year.”

Yes, It Really Is Harder to Get into Highly Selective Colleges Today

Comparison of SAT scores over time tells a story

Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

“I had known enough to know I had had a great teacher”

An excerpt from “Why Writing Matters.”

The Top 10 Education Next Blog Entries of 2019

At least three of our top blog posts address the presidential campaign, either directly or tangentially.

The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2019

Our annual look back at the year’s most popular articles is itself a reader favorite.

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