Winter 2016: Vol. 16, No. 1

A Bad Bargain

How teacher collective bargaining affects students’ employment and earnings later in life

Learning English

Accountability, Common Core, and the college-for-all movement are transforming instruction

Why Do German Students Learn More, When Their Schools Get Less Money?

Back in 2000, U.S. and German students at age 15 were performing at roughly the same level on international tests . By 2012, German 15-year-olds were outscoring their U.S. peers by 32 points in math, a difference representing more than a year’s worth of learning.

When Does Accountability Work?

Texas system had mixed effects on college graduation rates and future earnings

Should Community College Be Free?

Education Next talks with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly

Moving Edtech Forward

School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough

History Lessons from a Policy Insider

A review of Presidents, Congress and The Public Schools, by Jack Jennings


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