Winter 2017 / Vol. 17, No. 1
Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access
Is the federal government overstepping its role?
Assessing the alternatives to suspensions and expulsions
Mayor de Blasio’s efforts remain a work in progress
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?
Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?
Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst
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.
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.
CHECK THE FACTS
A review of “The End of Average” by Todd Rose
A review of “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
Using computers — and creativity — to customize instruction
Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.
Most kids in America aren’t on track for success. Why don’t they and their parents know it?
Supreme Court favors race-based policies