EdNext Podcast: Which Test Better Predicts College Success, MCAS or PARCC?
Ira Nichols-Barrer and Brian Gill of Mathematica Policy Research sit down with Marty West to discuss an important testing decision faced by Massachusetts: whether to keep the MCAS assessment or switch to the PARCC assessment. Nichols-Barrer and Gill, along with two other co-authors, are the authors of a new study that looks at which test better predicts college performance.
EdNext Podcast: Is Support for the Common Core Dropping or Stabilizing?
Marty West and Paul E. Peterson discuss the public's changing opinion of the Common Core.
What We’re Listening To: Are States Losing Common Ground on Common Core?
Mike Petrilli, Anne Hyslop, Anya Kamenetz, and Jeannie Metcalf on KCRW's "To The Point"
What We’re Listening To: Freakonomics Radio on America’s Education Problem
How much of the problem lies in our teaching, and what’s to be done about it?
Ed Next Book Club: Dana Goldstein on The Teacher Wars
Mike Petrilli interviews Dana Goldstein about her new book on teachers.
What We’re Listening To: A Tale of Two Polls
A story on NPR's Morning Edition looks into why two new surveys come to different conclusions about the extent of support for the Common Core.
Ed Next Book Club: Elizabeth Green on Building a Better Teacher
Mike Petrilli interviews Elizabeth Green about her new book on great teaching.
What We’re Listening To: Do Common Core Standards Really Matter?
Tom Loveless of Brookings on how the Common Core came about, why some are opposed to it , and what its impact will be on student achievement.
What We’re Listening To: With Common Core, D.C. Students Read More — And More Deeply
WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza looks at what the new standards mean for students.
Students in Affluent School Districts Post Mediocre Results
Podcast: Jay Greene discusses his new study, which examines student achievement in virtually every school district in the United States and compares the performance of U.S. districts with the performance of students in 25 developed countries.