Summer 2017 / Vol. 17, No. 3
Redshirting may do more harm than good
How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway
Innovative design supports blended learning
A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues
A long record refutes the radical image of the education secretary
Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education
Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?
Three experts weigh in, and look to the future
Try to think of an education policy that 1) has been shown, in dozens of studies across multiple decades, to positively affect student outcomes; 2) has the overwhelming support of parents and voters; 3) reinforces many other policies and facilitates quality research; and 4) has been used widely at the district, state, and national levels for decades or more.
Is test-based accountability “on the wane”? The question is based on a fallacy. For something to be on the wane, it has to exist, and test-based accountability has never truly existed in the United States.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled in education is convincing the American public that we have had test-based accountability. The media and politicians adopted the rhetoric of “high stakes” tests without bothering to ask the question: what, exactly, are the stakes?
CHECK THE FACTS
A review of “Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education” by Jonathan A. Knee
A review of “The Case for Connection” by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson
The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.
Supreme Court raises level of benefit
A teacher-parent-wonk shops for a school
For Eureka Math, open-source leads to a revenue stream