EdNext Podcast: Lessons from an Effort to Reform Teacher Evaluation – by Education Next

For four years, Tom Kane ran a project for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which offered to help a set of school districts develop new ways of evaluating teacher effectiveness. He talks...

In the News: Uber, But for Driving Your Kids Around – by Education Next

By Education Next 10/26/2018 More than four years ago, Mike Petrilli wrote for Ed Next about a future in which kids ride around in self-driving cars and buses. Two stories in the news...

Sketching a Workable Way Forward on Teacher Pay – by Frederick Hess

In education circles, 2018 is going to be remembered as the year of the teacher strike. After decades of general labor peace in schooling, the spring was marked by a series of high-profile...

The Full Measure of a Teacher – by C. Kirabo Jackson

When students look back on their most important teachers, the social aspects of their education are often what they recall. Learning to set goals, take risks and responsibility, or simply believe in oneself...

The Education Exchange: Lowering College Costs by Offering Credits for Free – by Education...

There are plenty of college-level online courses available for free, but students who want college credit for an online course may have to pay up to $1,000 per credit, or $30,000 per year. Modern...

Amid College Success Push, The U.S. Overlooks The Fact That One In Four Students...

Jaime remembers the exact moment he decided to get a college degree. It was the second he learned that he was going to be a father. He and his wife had been getting...

Narrow STEM Focus In Schools May Hurt Long-Term – by Jay P. Greene

Education policy leaders have been obsessed with STEM for many years now. They note the relatively high salaries of students who complete school with STEM skills. And industry leaders repeatedly complain about the...

Can For-Profit Colleges Rebound? – by Jon Marcus

This year’s meeting of the for-profit higher-education industry’s principal membership association was held at Walt Disney World—which, for the 1,000 people who attended, might have seemed the second most magical place on earth. First...

Develop and Validate — Then Scale – by Thomas J. Kane

Standards-based reform. School-to-work. No Child Left Behind. Small schools. Teacher effectiveness. College- and career-ready standards. Grit. The U.S. education policy community has a long history of picking up and later dropping reform ideas. Still,...

What Exactly Is Teacher Professionalism, Anyway? – by Frederick Hess

Last spring, I hosted a series of AEI dinners at which a cast of educational leaders sat down to discuss the universal enthusiasm for “personalized learning.” Before too long, the reason for this...
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