How To Get Past the “Talent Hogs” Problem – by Emily Ayscue Hassel

A charismatic charter network leader reminded us recently of his high-poverty schools’ laudable learning results. His secret sauce? Wooing the best teachers and principals away from surrounding districts. We call this a “Talent Hog”...

The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid? – by Education Next

Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions. Read the full article,...

EdNext Podcast: Elisa Villanueva Beard and the Impact of Teach For America – by...

Elisa Villanueva Beard, the CEO of Teach For America, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the organization and a new study by Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo,...

The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College? – by Education Next

Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book “Choosing College,” co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective...

How Teach for America Affects Beliefs about Education – by Katharine M. Conn

At Creekside High School in Atlanta, Teach for America corps member Jasmine Fountain teaches 9th grade geography and black history. “Lead a life of impact . . . change starts with you.” These are the...

In the News: The College of New Rochelle Is For Sale — and Comes...

By Education Next 10/07/2019 The 15.6-acre campus of the College of New Rochelle in New York will be auctioned off on November 21, the New York Post reports. The school filed for bankruptcy...

Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick...

Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and 35 countries. Amir previously worked...

Support Builds For Making the SAT Untimed For Everyone – by Greg Toppo

The first time she took the SAT, in December 2013, Savannah Treviño Casias got what she calls “a really low score”—1040 out of 1600. It put her squarely in the 50th percentile—not so...

Straight Up Conversation: Microsoft Chief Talks Augmented Reality in Schools – by Frederick Hess

Dan Ayoub is the general manager of mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and STEM education for Microsoft. Before that, Dan worked for 20 years in the games industry, most notably as the development lead...

Privilege Worth Perpetuating – by Matthew M. Chingos

Paul Tough, author of “The Years That Matter Most” The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Usby Paul ToughHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019, $28; 400 pages. As reviewed by Matthew M. Chingos College may...
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