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Summer 2013 / Vol. 13, No. 3


Charter Authorizers Face Challenges

Strong authorizing can create and support high-quality charter schools, and weak authorizing can enable lousy charter schools to open or stay open.

The 2013 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

The Edu-Scholar Rankings seek to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K–12 and higher education

Still Teaching for America

Common vision creates forward momentum

Funding Phantom Students

State leaders too often overlook a common practice that inhibits both efficiency and productivity: funding students who do not actually attend school in funded districts.

21st-Century Teacher Education

Ed schools don’t give teachers the tools they need

Disrupting Teacher Education

High costs for brick-and-mortar degrees create opportunities for online programs


The School Inspector Calls

Low ratings drive improvements for schools in England

The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

African Americans benefited the most


Pulling the Parent Trigger

Education Next talks with Ben Austin and Michael J. Petrilli

Empowered Families Can Transform the System

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There’s a Better Way to Unlock Parent Power

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The Hazards of the Great Example

A review of Tony Wagner’s new book, Creating Innovators

To YouTube and Beyond

“The One World School House” by Salman Khan, as reviewed by Nathan Glazer.


The Transformational Potential of Flipped Classrooms

If 2012 was the year of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in higher education, then the flipped classroom was the innovation of the year for K–12 schools.

Learning Optimized

A conversation with Diane Tavenner

Middle Class Students Trail Peers Abroad

The America Achieves study reveals in an alternate way an international achievement gap that my colleagues and I have been identifying over the past three years.

Trial by Format

Is it ever possible to prove that all pupils have learned in a given hour what the teacher set out to teach?

Digital Discipline

We aren’t sure if you can say that

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