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Summer 2020 / Vol. 20, No. 3


The Grade-Level Expectations Trap

How lockstep math lessons leave students behind

Service Learning in America

From “McService” to “life changing”

Summer School Is the New Summer Job

Why fewer teens are working—and why it matters

The Stubborn Myth of “Learning Styles”

State teacher-license prep materials peddle a debunked theory


Public-education reform in the nation’s capital


Better School Counselors, Better Outcomes

Quality varies, and can matter as much as with teachers

High-School Exit Exams Are Tough on Crime

Fewer arrests where diplomas require a test


Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?

The merits and drawbacks of “test-optional” admissions

Standardized Tests Can Serve as a Neutral Yardstick

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Test Optional Offers Benefits but It’s Not Enough

Forum: Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?



Lessons from the Renaissance

A review of “Virtue Politics,” by James Hankins

The Risk of Reducing Principles to Policies

A review of “Red State Blues,” by Matt Grossman

A Voice of the “Resistance,” Breathless and Crude

A review of “Slaying Goliath” by Diane Ravitch


Education Reform and the Coronavirus

“In that longer-term sense, at least, the tasks of education and education reform, of teaching and learning, are every bit as life-and-death as anything happening in a hospital emergency room or intensive care unit.”

“We’re likely to face another wave of the virus”

Policy adviser John Bailey on deciding to close schools and how to prepare for fall

Now Trending: Chief Innovation Officers

New titles abound, but with limited evidence of real change

Justices Will Hear Cases About L.A. Catholic Schools

Which teachers qualify for the “ministerial exception”?

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