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“No Excuses High,” Trapped by Its Own Success?

Highly regimented charter schools deliver the test results, but their methods may be ill-suited to the independent realities of college life.

Charter Schools and Their Enemies

At 90, Thomas Sowell reminds charter schools how to fight. And why.

What American Families Experienced When Covid-19 Closed Their Schools

Parents report little contact with teachers and less student learning, but also broad satisfaction; charter and private schools provide more opportunities for student-teacher interaction

Covid-19 and Education

The novel coronavirus has upended the world of education just as it has radically changed the rest of our economy and our day-to-day lives. Education Next's coverage of the virus and the reaction as it affects education is collected here.

Teachers Unions in the Post-Janus World

Defying predictions, they still hold major clout

Did America’s Schools Rise to the Coronavirus Challenge?

Forum: Some see heroic efforts, others, a miserable failure.

Justice Alito’s Brief Retelling of Blaine Amendment History

"Bigoted code language" and the claim that "popery is the natural enemy of general education."

Toward Reopening: What Will School Look Like this Fall?

States start making decisions on “priority populations,” ages for mask-wearing

In Newton, Mass., a Union Beats Parents to the Punch on Distance Learning

“A complete and utter joke,” a parent complains, as teachers get full salaries and students get a few hours a week at most of live instruction.

School Districts’ Remote-Learning Plans May Widen Student Achievement Gap

Only 20 percent of schools meet standards for “rigorous” remote-learning instruction

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