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The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2018 – by Education Next

Every December, Education Next releases a list of the most popular articles we published over the course of the year based on readership. The article that generated the most interest this year was one that looked at the policy of inclusion, or mainstreaming, in special education. A response to that article was our third most…

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#RethinkSchool: Struggling Student Discovers Path through Colorado Apprenticeship Program

Sierra didn’t always dream of working in the insurance business. In fact, until recently, she didn’t even know if she’d finish high school. But with the help of a caring counselor, a local business and an innovative state effort, Sierra is now thriving in her new role as a full-time employee at Pinnacol Assurance. Her…

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Straight Up Conversation: DonorsChoose.org CEO Charles Best – by Frederick Hess

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website on which teachers can post their specific classroom needs and receive crowdfunding. Starting in 1998, Charles spent five years teaching history in a high school in the Bronx. Noticing that limited classroom resources were available to his students was what moved him to launch DonorsChoose.org. To date, teachers at…

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The Winter 2019 Issue of Education Next Is Here! – by Education Next

The Winter 2019 issue of Education Next is now available in full on our website. The issue presents results from the 2018 EdNext Poll of public opinion. Among this year’s findings are rising support for increased teacher salaries and growing favor for universal school vouchers and charter schools. The twelfth annual poll also reveals how…

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Allowing Researchers to See What Goes On in the Classroom – by Michael J. Petrilli

I’m in the middle of a series of posts looking at how we might usher in a “Golden Age of Educational Practice” now that big new policy initiatives appear to be on ice. Last week I claimed that all of the possibilities that might work at scale entail various investments in innovation and R&D. Such…

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EdNext Podcast: What Will the 2018 Midterm Election Results Mean for Education? – by Education Next

Charles Barone, the chief policy officer at Democrats for Education Reform and Education Reform Now, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the results of the midterm election and what impact they might have on education policy. Barone recently wrote “Election 2018: The Voters Have Spoken” for EdNext. The EdNext Podcast is available on…

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How Computer Science Encourages Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

Five years ago, I sat in front of my computer with my 7-year-old daughter and completed the Hour of Code. She absolutely loved the idea of typing something and seeing animation as a result. This was the first time she was exposed to computer science and coding.

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15 Fast Facts about the Swiss Apprenticeship Program

This morning, the U.S.

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21st-Century Education Policy Enters Its Afternoon Rerun Stage – by Frederick Hess

It’s good to be back. While I was on blog break, talking about my new Bush-Obama School Reform volume and reading the post-election education policy punditry, I was struck by something: 21st-century education policy has staggered into its afternoon rerun stage. This reference would’ve made intuitive sense a few years ago but may feel a…

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Remembering Two Education Reformers – by Chester E. Finn, Jr.

American education lost two great leaders last week with the passing of George H.W. Bush and Harold O. Levy. It’s likely they never even met, as they came from different worlds and moved through the education solar system on different orbits. They belonged to different political parties and hailed from different generations. Yet their contributions…

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