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The Top 5 EdNext Podcast Episodes of 2018 – by Education Next

Each week, Education Next’s Editor-in-chief Marty West interviews the author of a recent EdNext article or blog entry or an expert on a topic in the news for the EdNext podcast. The year’s most popular episodes, as measured by the number of listens, are listed here:   1. Teacher Education Reboot – An Expert Proposal…

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The Top 5 Education Exchange Episodes of 2018 – by Education Next

  Each week on the Education Exchange podcast, EdNext’s Senior Editor Paul E. Peterson talks about new research and breaking news in education policy with a researcher, journalist, analyst, or policymaker. Here are the most popular episodes of the year, as measured by listens: 1. A Survey of Teachers by Teachers How do teachers feel about…

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EdNext Podcast: Remembering George H.W. Bush – by Education Next

Chester E. Finn, Jr. joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. who declared on the campaign trail that he wanted to be “the education president.” In “Remembering Two Education Reformers,” Finn wrote about Bush’s education reform efforts, as well as those of Harold O. Levy, who…

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In the News: Down With Homework, Say U.S. School Districts – by Education Next

In the Wall Street Journal, Tawnell D. Hobbs writes about several school districts that are “banning homework, forbidding it on certain days or just not grading it, in response to parents who complain of overload and some experts who say too much can be detrimental.” In a new article for Education Next, Janine Bempechat examines whether…

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9 Myths About the FAFSA® Form and Applying for Financial Aid

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The Role of Catholic Schools in Education Choice Programs – by Greg Dolan

Since their founding in the 19th Century, Catholic schools have been noted for serving economically disadvantaged and ethnic minority communities. Education choice programs, due to their income-based and geographic eligibility requirements, tend to serve these same populations. Many therefore assume that choice programs send a disproportionate share of participating students to Catholic schools. On the…

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When Quality Charter School Authorizing Jumps the Shark – by Frederick Hess

Charter schooling has long been buffeted by conflicting pressures: the desire to protect the autonomy that allows an array of diverse and vibrant schools to flourish, and the concern that a lack of oversight will give license to grifters and mediocrities. The crucial task of securing one and protecting against the other has been given…

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A Novel Take on K–12 Schooling – by Frederick Hess

Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden Rivet Street Books, 2018, $14.99, 318 pages As reviewed by Frederick Hess There are remarkably few good, adult novels about K–12 schooling. Authors seem unable to escape the go-to narrative, about a heroic educator fighting the “system” on behalf of plucky, downtrodden kids. The result: formulaic tales populated by…

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The Top 10 Education Next Blog Entries of 2018 – by Education Next

Yesterday Education Next released a list of the top articles of 2018. Today we announce our top blog entries of 2018. These are the 10 the most popular entries on the Education Next blog as determined by readership. The list spans a broad range of topics: What works? Direct instruction? Teacher evaluation reform? Common Core-aligned testing?…

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The Education Exchange: Test Scores and Long-Term Outcomes: Why the Disconnect? – by Education Next

Researchers and policymakers are often puzzled when a policy like high quality preschool or class size reduction is found to have no impact on student test scores but a positive impact on longer-term outcomes like college graduation or future earnings. A new paper by Eric Nielsen can help explain these different findings. It turns out…

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