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.

How To Develop Vocabulary in the Classroom

“Education is the process of preparing us for the big world, and the big world has big words.”

What To Make of the 2019 Results from the ”Nation’s Report Card”

“Shame on us,” “Return to accountability,” “Focus on the low-performing students,” and other reactions to the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress results.

What To Expect from the “Nation’s Report Card”

Predictions about the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress range from “Gains” to “Stagnancy” to “Worse News”

The Best Way to Help Children Remember Things? Not “Memorable Experiences”

The difference between “Episodic Memory” and “Semantic Memory,” and what it means for teaching and learning

Privilege Worth Perpetuating

A review of “The Years That Matter Most” by Paul Tough

The Truth Behind the Adjunct Horror Story

A review of The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission by Herb Childress

Come to Jesus

Effort parties, data walls, reading logs, and “warm/strict” — a look inside Success Academy

What Colleges Can Learn From Toyota

An excerpt from Education Next executive editor Michael Horn’s new book

Two Answers to Political Correctness

Review of “The Assault on American Excellence” by Anthony Kronman and “Safe Enough Spaces” by Michael Roth

Growing Advanced Placement in Montgomery County, Maryland

An excerpt from “Learning in the Fast Lane”

The Education Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

Can incentivized investment in distressed communities close the prosperity gap?

Writing Under the Influence

A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program

Training School Leaders to Spend Wisely

Many are underprepared for the big job of allocating education dollars

How Professors Helped Slam Shut America’s Door

A review of “The Guarded Gate” by Daniel Okrent

Florida’s New School Voucher Law Will Revive 20-Year-Old Legal Battle

Opportunity Scholarship Program was small but stakes were huge

Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is, What It Isn’t, And What We Know

Effective programming focuses on concrete, teachable skills

What Social and Emotional Learning Needs to Succeed and Survive

Seven suggestions for SEL advocates and funders as they seek to deliver on its promise and avoid its pitfalls

To Improve Rural Schools, Focus on Their Strengths

Facilitate real school choice, charter conversions, and individual solutions for specific regions

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