Winter 2018 / Vol. 18, No. 1
A storied guarantee looks to accountability 2.0
Ten tips for school districts from an industry insider
The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed
How racial bias hinders student attainment
Debating the wisest use of technology in the classroom
As we sober up from the tech-infused party of the past 20 years, we should think about what should come first in our schools: shaping not just our students’ ability to persevere and solve difficult problems but also their character—their empathic connection with others, their capacity to see our shared humanity, and their ability to problem solve with others for a common good.
The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.
CHECK THE FACTS
A review of “Lower Ed” by Tressie McMillan Cottom
A review of “The Vanishing American Adult” by Ben Sasse
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).
New Mexico’s former state chief talks ed reform
Can machine learning unlock the keys to great teaching?
But Blaine Amendments stand, for now