Every year we publish a list of the most popular entries on the Education Next blog as determined by readership. The list spans topics from federal education policy to teacher evaluation and includes contributions from scholars at national think tanks and universities, researchers, consultants, and policy experts. Here they are:

1. The $7 Billion School Improvement Grant Program: Greatest Failure in the History of the U.S. Department of Education?
By Andy Smarick
2. A Rorschach Test for Bias in Education Scholarship
By Frederick Hess
3. Top Education Policy People and Organizations on Social Media 2017
By Michael J. Petrilli
4. One More Time Now: Why Lowering Class Sizes Backfires

By Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel
5. Chronic Absenteeism: An Old Problem in Search of New Answers
By Brian A. Jacob and Kelly Lovett
6. What Teens Want From Their Schools
By Amber M. Northern and Michael J. Petrilli
7. The Don’t Do It Depository
By Morgan S. Polikoff
8. Why the Proficiency-Versus-Growth Debate Matters for Assessing School Performance
By Matthew M. Chingos
9. Why Do Private School Teachers Have Such High Turnover Rates?
By Kirsten Schmitz
10. Do Principals Really Think All Teachers are Effective?
By Jason A. Grissom

Congratulations to all of our authors!

— Education Next

P.S. You can find the Top 10 Education Next blog entries of 2016 here, 2015 here, 2014 here and 2013 here.

P.P.S. You can find the Top 20 Education Next articles of 2017 here.

Last updated December 12, 2017