EdNext Podcast: Serving All Students at Excel Academy
A group from Excel Academy in Boston joined Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how the charter network works to accommodate students with special needs, including English language learners and those with disabilities, into their program.
The Education Exchange: Student Test Scores in Newark Charter Schools
Marcus Winters, an associate professor in Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Winters that shows lasting test score gains for students at charter schools in Newark, N.J.
EdNext Podcast: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Espinoza v. Montana
Joshua Dunn, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Supreme Court case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools.
EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform
Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work with teachers unions in an effort to improve schools.
The Education Exchange: Observations from Inside a Success Academy School
Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time observing a Success Academy school in the Bronx, and his new book, "How the Other Half Learns."
EdNext Podcast: Paul Tough and The Years That Matter Most
Paul Tough, author of "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us," sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the book, and how the higher education admissions process tends to work to the benefit of affluent students at the expense of those from lower-income backgrounds.
The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid?
Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions.
EdNext Podcast: Elisa Villanueva Beard and the Impact of Teach For America
Elisa Villanueva Beard, the CEO of Teach For America, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the organization and a new study by Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, which details how the organization impacts the beliefs of its teachers.
The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College?
Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book "Choosing College," co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.
The Education Exchange: Raising Student Achievement with Local Money
Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their co-authored paper, "Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis."