Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice
Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll
How the Common Core Changed Standardized Testing
In many states, assessments have advanced considerably over the previous generation of assessments.
How is Policy Affecting Classroom Instruction?
If greater attention is not paid to supporting teachers to implement new standards and reduce coverage of deemphasized content, the standards may not have much effect.
Is Common Core Working? It May Be Too Early to Tell
Early evidence on a policy can turn out to be misleading, or a policy can have delayed effects
New York’s Reading Standards Rewrite Should Alarm Parents
Students who learn to work with complex texts during their K–12 years can handle the demands of college reading. Those who haven’t cannot.
Nine Times Diane Ravitch Was Wrong About Common Core in the New York Times
This weekend, education historian and Common Core-opponent Diane Ravitch railed against the standards and assessments in a New York Times op-ed.
Can High Standards and Accountability Co-Exist? Lessons From the Common Core Assessment Consortia
It’s easy for policymakers and the public to embrace high standards in principle. But when policymakers seek to hold students, teachers, and schools accountable for those standards by using the results from aligned assessments, support is far more likely to falter.
What Teachers Think of Common Core Math
Most teachers are partial to the Common Core math standards, but they don’t think all of their students and their parents are.
Gates’ Common-Core Mea Culpa and the School Reform Divide
Given that the problems with Common Core were predictable, why did they catch so many advocates off-guard?
Common Core’s Major Political Challenges for the Remainder of 2016
Common Core is now several years into implementation. Supporters have had a difficult time persuading skeptics that any positive results have occurred. The best evidence has been mixed on that question.