Ten Questions for Educators to Chew On

By 09/05/2018

These questions can help parents get a read on school culture and values (and not just buzzwords) and can also help educators think deeply about how they want their schools to work.

What Governors Should Know About K-12 School Quality and the Economy

By 09/04/2018

A governor’s efforts to improve a state’s economy must include strengthening K-12 school quality.

EdStat: 68% of Americans support annual testing in reading and math, according to the 2018 EdNext survey

By 09/04/2018

A large majority of Americans continue to support the federal requirement that all students be tested in math and reading each year in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school.

EdStat: The 2018 EdNext poll finds that support for the Common Core State Standards has stabilized at 45 percent

By 08/31/2018

After falling in previous years, public support for the Common Core State Standards has now stabilized at 45%, the 2018 EdNext survey finds, compared to 41% a year ago.

Innovators Worth Watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

By 08/30/2018

Simulations can help educators and school leaders get practice and feedback in low-stakes settings.

EdStat: 57% of respondents favor tax-credit scholarship programs, according to the 2018 EdNext poll

By 08/30/2018

The 2018 EdNext poll finds a clear majority—57%—in favor of “a tax credit for individual and corporate donations that pay for scholarships to help low-income parents send their children to private schools.”

EdStat: 51 percent of Americans rate their local public schools with a grade of A or B on the 2018 EdNext poll

By 08/29/2018

On the 2018 EdNext poll, approximately half of the public (51%) rates their local public schools with a grade of A or B, consistent with the last three years of polling.

Five Questions About Data Use for School Leaders

By 08/28/2018

This school year, take charge of your data.

EdStat: 18 percent of respondents support affirmative action in K-12 school assignments, according to the 2018 EdNext poll

By 08/28/2018

The 2018 EdNext poll finds that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to considering race in K–12 school assignment decisions as part of efforts to increase school diversity, though the difference between support and opposition has narrowed somewhat since the question was last asked in 2008.

EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points

By 08/27/2018

After a substantial drop in support for charter schools last year, the 2018 EdNext poll finds that public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points this past year, to 44%, with 35% opposed.

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