The Podcasts

Education Next Podcasts are available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every week.

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The Education Exchange: Are Proficiency Standards Set too High?

New biography of the nation’s report card highlights longstanding debate.
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The Education Exchange: A State Takeover of Boston’s Public Schools?

"It's a system that is broken," says Pioneer Institute’s Stergios
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The Education Exchange: How Race Factors into College Admissions

Expert witness previews the affirmative action cases headed for the Supreme Court
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The Education Exchange: “The biggest gut punch of all”

Pandemic learning losses are across the board, but they still widen racial gaps, North Carolina official report finds.
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The Education Exchange: New Biden Rules Pose Threat to Charter Schools

Deadline nears for public comments; legal challenge is considered
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The Education Exchange: Is Putin a Modern George III?

Military historian Kevin Weddle sees parallels between the war in Ukraine and the American Revolution.
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The Education Exchange: The Three Myths of Charter School Funding

District schools raise more money by requiring fees from students, but charters receive more help from charitable contributions

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