California Parents and Advocates Sue for the Constitutional Right to Education

The Oakland REACH is an Oakland-based, parent-run, parent-led group committed to empowering families from our most…

Four Steps to Effective and Cost-Effective Special Education

When I went off to college, my father gave me simple, time-tested advice. “Nate,” he said,…

EdNext Podcast: Projections of Pandemic Learning Loss Were Too Pessimistic, a New Study Suggests

A research scientist for the Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA, Megan Kuhfeld, joins Education Next…

Why I Gave My Son Permission to Drop Out of High School

We see a child in a maple treeWe’re watching him climb,You and I.You say, “Come down,You’ll…

Without Data, We Can’t Fight for Our Students’ Futures

Sometimes, data can seem pesky. Just ask the folks who continue to suggest that coronavirus spikes…

Reading Suffered Less Than Expected During Pandemic, New Fall 2020 Student Data Show

The unprecedented school closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020 raised many questions about…

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor…

The Education Exchange: Adding Transparency and Equity with Weighted Student Funding

A research professor at Georgetown University and director of the Edunomics Lab, Marguerite Roza, joins Paul…

We Need a Cooperative Approach to Improve Education for Students With Disabilities

Ten years ago last month, a team of advocacy organizations filed the New Orleans special education…

Let’s Get Back to Grace and Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Living through a pandemic is rough. It’s an experience that we are all wanting to come…