The Education Exchange: The Impact of Education Savings Accounts in Arizona
Matt Beienburg, the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the impact of education savings accounts as a school choice option in Arizona.
EdNext Podcast: The Lessons of the Louisiana Scholarship Program
Patrick J. Wolf, professor at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-Chief Marty West to discuss the effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, the statewide school-voucher initiative, including its impact on student test scores and which schools participated in the program.
EdNext Podcast: Have Charters Increased Segregation in American Schools?
Tomas Monarrez, a research associate in the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the impact charter schools have had on segregation in U.S. schools.
The Education Exchange: Checking in on School Reforms in New Orleans
Doug Harris, Professor and Department Chair of Economics at Tulane University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new study, "How is New Orleans School Performance Evolving, and Why?," co-authored with Lihan Liu, Alica Gerry, and Paula Arce-Trigatti, and how school choice and performance-based contracting have fared after 15 years.
The Education Exchange: How Does Race Affect Special Education Identification in Schools?
Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of childhood disabilities varies by race and school racial composition.
The Education Exchange: How Rising Costs Have Affected Higher Education
Richard Vedder, an Independent Institute Sr. Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, "Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America," and how rising college tuition costs have changed the dialogue around higher education.
The Education Exchange: The U.S. Department of Education Touts Tax Credits, Title IX Reform
Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.
EdNext Podcast: School Districts Need to Prepare for the Next Economic Downturn
It may seem like money is tight, but we're actually spending at a relatively high level on schools right now. When state revenues decline, districts will have to make some tough choices. Marty West talks with Marguerite Roza, the Director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University, about what's coming and how school districts can prepare.
The Education Exchange: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment
The Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarship program is the nation’s largest private school choice program. A new study finds that students who enroll in private schools through the FTC program are more likely to go to and graduate from college than their public school peers.
EdNext Podcast: Tom Boasberg’s Legacy in Denver
As superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Tom Boasberg implemented a wide array of unconventional reforms, building a coalition based on pragmatism and a shared belief that change was a long overdue moral imperative. Boasberg talks with Ed Next editor-in-chief Marty West about his decade-long effort to improve Denver's schools.