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The first to study the benefits of school choice, Coleman once wrote, "Public schools are no longer a ‘common’ institution. Residential mobility has brought about a high degree of racial segregation in education, as well as segregation by income … and it is the disadvantaged who are least able to select a school … that continues to function reasonably well.” 
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Remember education reformer Andrew Coulson, whose ideas on educational freedom will always illuminate the pathway forward. A tribute by Neal McCluskey and Jason Bedrick.
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"If you look at the kinds of things we observe about teachers prior to stepping into the classroom—things like their licensure credential scores, their SAT score, their competitiveness of the undergraduate institution they attended, whether they did TFA or some other alternative certification pathway—it turns out that the set of these things are not terribly predictive of how teachers will perform in their mid-career." #teaching   #teachers   #PD   #professionaldevelopment   #education   #students   #schools  
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Efforts to reinvent learning in a competency-based manner are thwarted by time-based metrics in school districts. Julia Freeland Fisher explores areas where innovations may be able to take root.

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In his latest blog post, Mike Petrilli discusses more than two dozen submitted proposals that are chock-full of suggestions for designing better state accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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See how proficiency standards compare across all 50 states in our new interactive map! #CommonCore   #standards   #accountability   #students   #teachers   #schools   #education   #edreform   #edpolicy  
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School choice benefits urban minority students in big ways. New article by Martin West. #school   #students   #testing   #testscores   #college   #enrollment   #graduation   #charterschools   #charters   #vouchers  
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If you're wondering "what's a micro-school?" after a recent Education Week article, we've got you covered. Michael B. Horn covered the topic this summer.
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Just as unique teachers can have profoundly different impacts on students, teacher turnover has varying effects. #teachers #students #school #turnover #edresearch #education #teaching
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Are you joining us for "Equality of Educational Opportunity Today: Reconsidering the Coleman Report on its 50th Anniversary" in Washington, D.C. on 2/25?

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Rigor of State Proficiency Standards, an interactive map: http://educationnext.org/state-standards-map-2016/
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Guiding the way toward bold change that is needed in American K–12 education.
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In the stormy seas of school reform, this journal will steer a steady course, presenting the facts as best they can be determined, giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. Bold change is needed in American K–12 education, but Education Next partakes of no program, campaign, or ideology. It goes where the evidence points.