Vol. 17, No. 1

The Charter Model Goes to Preschool

Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access

Teacher Race and School Discipline

Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?

Open Educational Resources

Is the federal government overstepping its role?

The Problem with Pencils

Using computers — and creativity — to customize instruction

Raising More Than Test Scores

Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?

At the Ballot Box, a Test for Bay State Charters

Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.

What Do We Know About School Discipline Reform?

Assessing the alternatives to suspensions and expulsions

How Should States Design Their Accountability Systems?

Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst

Florida’s Intuitive Letter Grades Produce Results

In Florida, where I served as governor from 1999 to 2007, a bold, new direction was required. And so in 1999, we overhauled our school system through accountability legislation that made student learning the focus of education.

California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement

In California, we’ve moved beyond assigning schools a single number score each year and are implementing a “dashboard” accountability system, to better capture and communicate multiple dimensions of school performance.

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