The Top 10 Education Next Blog Entries of 2019



By 12/18/2019

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Our annual list of the 10 most-read Education Next blog posts can usually be relied on to tell something about education. This year, it also says something about politics—American  presidential campaigns increasingly are in full swing well more than a year before Election Day.

At least three of our top blog posts address the presidential campaign, either directly or tangentially. The one that attracted the most traffic, headlined, “Buttigieg Talks Charter Schools,” featured a Democratic presidential candidate answering a question asked by our managing editor. Another post, “How one ‘Ordinary’ Brooklyn High School Produced Six Nobel Laureates, a Supreme Court Justice, and Three Senators,” reported on a New York City public school attended by another candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. A third popular Education Next blog post, “Meet the Memphis Great-Grandmother Who Confronted Elizabeth Warren About School Choice,” deals with another presidential candidate, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

Other popular posts published in 2019 covered curriculum, gifted education, school segregation, technology, teacher salaries, and other issues. The full list follows:


1. Buttigieg Talks Charter Schools
By Ira Stoll
4/4/19
2. How One ‘Ordinary’ Brooklyn High School Produced Six Nobel Laureates, a Supreme Court Justice, and Three Senators
By Ira Stoll
3/13/19
3. Meet the Memphis Great-Grandmother Who Confronted Elizabeth Warren About School Choice
By Ira Stoll
12/5/19
4. Great Curriculum Is Important. But It’s Not Enough.
By John White
3/13/19
5. Gifted Education Faces “Clear and Present” Problems
By Chester E. Finn, Jr.
7/18/19
6. Is School Segregation Really Getting Worse?
By Brian Kisida and Olivia Piontek
5/22/19
7. Don’t Dismiss That 30 Million-Word Gap Quite So Fast
By Robert Pondiscio
6/6/19
8. Ed-Tech Utopia Is Over
By Steven F. Wilson
4/24/19
9. An Open Letter to the Board of Directors of Ascend Learning
By Ed Kirby and Kenneth Campbell
10/24/19
10. You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries
By Michael J. Petrilli
4/26/19

Congratulations to all of our authors!

— Education Next

P.S. You can find the Top 10 Education Next blog entries of 2018 here, 2017 here, 2016 here, 2015 here, 2014 here and 2013 here.

P.P.S. You can find the Top 20 Education Next articles of 2019 here.




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