Straight Up Conversation: DonorsChoose.org CEO Charles Best

By 12/07/2018

The DonorsChoose.org website has been used by teachers in 80 percent of American public schools to raise $760 million to fund 1.2 million different classroom projects.

The Winter 2019 Issue of Education Next Is Here!

By 12/07/2018

The Winter 2019 issue of Education Next is now available in full on our website. The issue presents results from the 2018 EdNext Poll of public opinion.

Allowing Researchers to See What Goes On in the Classroom

By 12/06/2018

Technology might allow us to collect detailed information about classroom practice that would help us learn what’s working and what’s not.

21st-Century Education Policy Enters Its Afternoon Rerun Stage

By 12/04/2018

After more than 15 years of “meh” results, viewers have tuned out.

Remembering Two Education Reformers

By 12/02/2018

American education lost two great leaders last week with the passing of George H.W. Bush and Harold O. Levy.

There’s a Reason Why Teachers Don’t Use the Software Provided By Their Districts

By 11/30/2018

A recent report found that most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The findings unveil a clear disconnect between district software procurement and classroom practice.

In the News: Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

By 11/29/2018

A new NBER working paper can be added to the growing list of studies finding that black students who have black teachers reap benefits in both the short term and in the long term.

A Closer Look at Improving Student Engagement by Letting Students Choose Their Tasks

By 11/29/2018

Choice and relevancy are two arrows in the teacher’s quiver to engage and push children to academic heights. But there are lots of others.

Why Schools Should Bridge the Generational Divide

By 11/20/2018

A new book highlights the abundance of human beings, young and old, who could benefit from one another’s energy, wisdom, and experience.

In the News: Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

By 11/20/2018

Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed new rules for how colleges are to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment. These rules for how to implement Title IX would replace the policies put into place by the Obama administration.

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