Straight Up Conversation: A Kelley Blue Book for College Costs – by Frederick Hess

Mark Salisbury is co-founder and CEO of TuitionFit, a venture that aggregates data on the actual price of college. Previously, Mark was an assistant dean of academic affairs at Augustana College and a...

Straight Up Conversation: First American to Win WISE Prize for Education Innovation – by...

My old friend Larry Rosenstock, madman, education icon, and the founder and CEO of High Tech High, was awarded the prestigious international WISE Prize for Education last month. This seemed a useful excuse...

EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform – by Education Next

Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work...

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers – by Drego Little

Charles Hamilton Houston of Howard Law School, who trained Thurgood Marshall, made superb lawyers, period. A few years ago, I met with two program directors. One worked for a well-respected education nonprofit, the other...

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars – by Eric A. Hanushek

The nation is stuck with a bad equilibrium in terms of teacher salaries: salaries are insufficient to attract new teachers who can fuel improved schools and yet they are not even high enough...

Should Congress Link Higher-Ed Funding To Graduation Rates? – by Robert Kelchen

Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric By Robert Kelchen and Lanae Erickson Print | NO PDF WINTER 2020 / VOL. 20, NO. 1 After decades of slow growth, the share of...

Performance-Based Funding Produces Mixed Results – by Robert Kelchen

The federal government currently provides more than $150 billion each year to students and their families in the form of grants, loans, work-study funds, and tax credits to help make college more affordable....

Congress Must Address Dismal Dropout Rates – by Lanae Erickson

It’s a familiar story: a young, courageous (usually white male) entrepreneur drops out of college to pursue his dreams, only to become rich and successful beyond all expectation. Its implication, which has found...

EdNext Podcast: Paul Tough and The Years That Matter Most – by Education Next

Paul Tough, author of “The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us,” sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the book, and how the higher education admissions process...

New Red Sox Executive Credits Classics Education – by Ira Stoll

Chaim Bloom speaks at a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, where it was announced he will be the Chief Baseball Officer for the Red Sox. A press conference this week to announce...
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