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Winter 2014 / Vol. 14, No. 1


Gains in Teacher Quality

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

The Softer Side of ‘No Excuses’

A view of KIPP schools in action

The Mayors’ Charter Schools

Innovation facilitates socioeconomic integration and high performance in Rhode Island

High Scores at BASIS Charter Schools

Arizona students outperform Shanghai on international exams

Boston and the Charter School Cap

Politics halts growth of top-notch schools

The 2013 Education Next Survey

Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies


The Educational Value of Field Trips

Taking students to an art museum improves critical thinking skills, and more


Examining High-Stakes Testing

Education Next talks with Joshua P. Starr and Margaret Spellings

By Joshua P. Starr and Margaret Spellings  
Forum, Journal, Standards, Testing, and Accountability  

Assessments Are Vital for Healthy Schools

Putting a moratorium on testing is akin to shooting the messenger.

A Testing Moratorium Is Necessary

Great instruction needs great assessments


The Louisiana Scholarship Program

Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration


The Impenetrable Classroom

Mark Bauerlein reviews Larry Cuban’s “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice.”

The San Diego Story

A review of Tilting at Windmills: School Reform, San Diego, and America’s Race to Renew Public Education by Richard Lee Colvin


Charter Schools Survive a Biting ‘Rain of Terror’

Charter schools, once little more than glass miniatures, are proving to be the toughest, most enduring of all education reforms.

Making Connections

A conversation with Barbara Dreyer

By Ian Quillen  
Briefs, Interview, Journal  

Competitive Kids

College admissions game starts early

Toddlers and Tablets

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Rising Expectations in Brazil and Chile

Reforms lift student performance but middle-class families want more

Paycheck Protection

Court upholds Michigan law forbidding public schools from collecting union dues through payroll deductions

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