The Top 10 Education Next Blog Entries of 2015

UPDATE: Check out our Top 10 Blogs of 2016 here.


Each year we publish a list of the most popular entries on the Education Next blog. There’s usually a surprise or two and the 2015 list is no exception.

Everyone expects blog entries about the Common Core to be popular, and a list of the Top Education Tweeters is bound to get a lot of clicks, but the unexpected runaway hit of 2015 for the Education Next blog was a post that Leslie Kan of Bellwether Education Partners wrote explaining why teachers in some states do not receive Social Security benefits. In addition to sharing the piece with thousands of their friends and colleagues, dozens of teachers have left comments describing the hardships they have experienced by being excluded from Social Security by decisions their states have made.

Here’s the complete list of Top Ed Next Blog Entries of 2015.

1. Why Aren’t All Teachers Covered By Social Security?
By Leslie Kan
2. Common Core and Classroom Instruction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
By Tom Loveless
3. Top K-12 Education Policy People on Social Media 2015
By Michael J. Petrilli
4. “Deans for Impact” Group Aims to Reform Ed Schools From Within
By Robert Pondiscio and Kate Stringer
5. America’s Millennials: Overeducated and Unprepared
By Robert Pondiscio
6. Top K-12 Education Policy Organizations and Media Outlets on Social Media 2015
By Michael J. Petrilli
7. Public Supports Testing, Opposes Opt-Out, Opposes Federal Intervention
By Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West
8. Common Core’s First Breakout Hit?
By Robert Pondiscio
9. The Great Achievements of the Every Child Achieves Act
By Andy Smarick
10. Memo to Teachers’ Unions: Now Might Be a Good Time to Start Panicking
By Joshua Dunn

Congratulations to all of our authors, especially Robert Pondiscio, who wrote 3 of the top 10 entries!

—Education Next

P.S. You can find the Top 10 Education Next blog entries of 2014 here and 2013 here.

P.P.S. You can find the Top 20 Education Next articles of 2015 here.

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