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What We’re Watching: Chester Finn on Education Reform in America

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is interviewed by his Reagan administration education department colleague, William Kristol, about the state of education reform. Says Finn: “There are a lot of crummy schools out there.”


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What We’re Watching: Chester Finn on Education Reform in America

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is interviewed by his Reagan administration education department colleague, William Kristol, about the state of education reform. Says Finn: “There are a lot of crummy schools out there.”

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EdNext Podcast: Why Some Schools Are Responding Well to the Pandemic

“There’s just something magical about being live.”

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Learning from the International Experience: Conference Photos

In August 2011, Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance co-hosted a conference to examine whether U.S. students are ready to compete in a global economy.

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The Education Exchange: First Year of College Available Online, Tuition-Free

"A tripling of interest when coronavirus first broke out."


EdNext Podcast: Why Fewer Teens Are Working Summer Jobs

"As the coronavirus shakes up the economy, I think teens are probably not going to be first in line or top of the list for employers who were starting to hire back."


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What We’re Watching: Chester Finn on Education Reform in America

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is interviewed by his Reagan administration education department colleague, William Kristol, about the state of education reform. Says Finn: “There are a lot of crummy schools out there.”


What We’re Watching: “On Day One, We Were Ready”

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recounts a “seamless” transition to distance learning in response to the novel coronavirus—and predicts it will lead to “a new revolution of choice.”


What We’re Watching: How Does U.S. STEM Education Stack Up Internationally?

Frederick Hess explains why America’s test scores are middling compared to peer nations abroad, as part of the American Enterprise Institute’s “AEI in 60 Seconds” series.


What We’re Watching: What It Will Take for Social And Emotional Learning To Succeed

The American Enterprise Institute recently hosted a two-part conversation with experts, researchers, and policy stakeholders to discuss social and emotional learning in K-12 education.


What We’re Watching: A Moonshot for Kids

On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, the Center for American Progress and the Fordham Institute will host “A Moonshot for Kids,” a “Shark-Tank” style competition where 10 early-round panelists will present their ideas to a panel of judges.



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EdNext Podcast: Why Some Schools Are Responding Well to the Pandemic

“There’s just something magical about being live.”

By 06/03/2020

The Education Exchange: First Year of College Available Online, Tuition-Free

“A tripling of interest when coronavirus first broke out.”

By 06/01/2020

EdNext Podcast: Why Fewer Teens Are Working Summer Jobs

“As the coronavirus shakes up the economy, I think teens are probably not going to be first in line or top of the list for employers who were starting to hire back.”

By 05/28/2020

The Education Exchange: Stanford-Affiliated Doctor Says Schools Should Open in September

Let science, not fear, drive our decisions, he says

By 05/26/2020

EdNext Podcast: The Grade-Level Expectations Trap and the Post-Coronavirus Reopening

“There is a real opportunity for forward-thinking school operators to ask the question, should we think a little bit differently about how we come back to school than before we left?”

By 05/20/2020

The Education Exchange: Detroit Students Get U.S. Constitutional Right to a Basic Minimum Education. What Happens Next?

Lawyer Rocco Testani assesses the 6th Circuit’s recent decision in the Detroit schools case Gary B. v Whitmer: “in constitutional law, there is not a remedy to redress every social ill.”

By 05/18/2020

EdNext Podcast: Jeb Bush on Adjusting to Distance Learning During the Pandemic

“This is the time for innovation to rise up,” Bush says.

By 05/13/2020

The Education Exchange: “Some Fear and Some Anxiety”

Surveying Louisiana residents about their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

By 05/11/2020

EdNext Podcast: Mapping Out a Return to Schools

A visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, John Bailey, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Bailey’s new study, which details how students and teachers can plan to return to physical school buildings in the 2020-21 academic year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

By 05/06/2020

The Education Exchange: “Some School Districts Are Talking about not Reopening until Next January”

Robin Lake on moving from “a state of shock to providing ongoing education to kids”

By 05/04/2020

EdNext Podcast: An Earthquake Followed by a Tsunami

“One of the things that districts discovered quickly was that many of their teachers didn’t have wi-fi at home.”

By 04/29/2020

The Education Exchange: From “Innovative” to “Rotten”—Online Learning Amid Covid-19

“What I’ve heard from a lot of homeschooling families is the moment you leave traditional school, you realize how much time is wasted.”

By 04/27/2020

EdNext Podcast: Coronavirus Could Fuel Demand for Better Assessments

A former deputy director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lynn Olson, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss her new report from FutureEd. It details how standardized testing has come under bipartisan attack, and what will need for change for testing to survive.

By 04/23/2020

The Education Exchange: “People Want Their Kids Back in School”

Former Seattle superintendent Joseph Olchefske on the “checkerboard situation” of distance learning in response to coronavirus closures—and the “doomsday scenario” of it lasting through fall 2020.

By 04/20/2020

EdNext Podcast: Using Transparency To Create Accountability During Covid-19 Closures

“The single biggest challenge in any remote learning context is keeping students engaged.”

By 04/15/2020

The Education Exchange: “On Day One, We Were Ready”

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recounts a “seamless” transition to distance learning in response to the novel coronavirus—and predicts it will lead to “a new revolution of choice.”

By 04/13/2020

EdNext Podcast: How Colleges Have Raised Selectivity Over Time

An executive editor of Education Next and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Mike Petrilli, joins Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how median SAT scores show that colleges have raised their selectivity standards since 1985.

By 04/08/2020

The Education Exchange: The Link Between Charter School Market Share and Student Achievement

A senior research and policy associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, David Griffith, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study that investigates whether student achievement increases as the market share of charter schools grows. Read Griffith’s full report, “Rising Tide: Charter School Market Share and Student Achievement.” Follow The Education Exchange on […]

By 04/06/2020

EdNext Podcast: What Financial Turmoil Will Mean for Public Education

Research professor at Georgetown University and director of the Edunomics Lab, Marguerite Roza, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discus what the coronavirus-related economic downturn and financial-market volatility will mean for public education.

By 04/01/2020

The Education Exchange: Coronavirus Threatens Teacher Pensions

The director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University, Michael Podgursky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss what long-term economic effects are likely to result from the Covid-19 pandemic.

By 03/30/2020

EdNext Podcast: Closing Schools To Slow a Pandemic

A visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, John Bailey, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why closing schools may help slow the Covid-19 pandemic, and how long it may be until they re-open.

By 03/25/2020

The Education Exchange: How New York City’s Schools Are Changing

A senior fellow and director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute, Ray Domanico, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how enrollment in district and charter schools in New York City is shifting.

By 03/23/2020

EdNext Podcast: How the Move to Online Learning Could Backfire

A co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Michael Horn, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West. They discuss how the coronavirus-caused move to online learning could result in poor substitutes for face-to-face classes. That may wind up eventually slowing, rather than accelerating, the progress of online learning. Listen […]

By 03/18/2020

The Education Exchange: What Colleges Deliver to Their Graduates

An Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Albert Cheng (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Cheng’s new paper, which reports findings from a survey of college alumni about their experiences in higher education and afterward.

By 03/16/2020

EdNext Podcast: KIPP Middle Schools Can Improve Early College Outcomes

A senior researcher at Mathematica, Ira Nichols-Barrer, and the executive director of KIPP Massachusetts, Caleb Dolan, join Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new study by Mathematica that shows charter middle schools can increase the likelihood of enrolling in college.

By 03/11/2020


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Learning from the International Experience: Conference Photos

In August 2011, Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance co-hosted a conference to examine whether U.S. students are ready to compete in a global economy.

By 12/02/2011

School Advocacy Groups

Additional images of school advocacy groups from Education Reform Now, Parent Revolution, and Stand for Children. For more on school advocacy groups see “Not Your Mother’s PTA” by Bruno V. Manno. Education Reform Now Parent Revolution Stand for Children

By 10/26/2011

Performance Learning Centers

Photos: Additional images of Performance Learning Centers (PLCs) in Hampton and Richmond, VA.

By Education Next 08/11/2011

Hybrid Schools

Photos: Additional images of the Denver School of Science and Technology, High Tech High in San Diego, Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School in San Jose, and School of One in New York City.

By Education Next 03/15/2011

Catalyst Schools

Photos: Additional images of the Catalyst Schools in Chicago.

By Education Next 02/25/2011


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