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PISA: Mission Failure

With so much evidence from student testing, why do education systems continue to struggle?
Students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes end for the week, March 13, 2020, in New York.

The Biggest Enemy of Equity Isn’t Excellence. It’s Mediocrity.

Schools can help children achieve their full potential.

Student Loan Payment Pause Benefits High-Income Households the Most

With forgiveness uncertain, struggling borrowers are unprotected from risk

The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2022

Student cellphones, school boards, homeschooling attract reader interest
Teachers protest for stronger Covid-19 safety protocols outside Oakland Unified School District headquarters on Jan. 7, 2022, in Oakland, Calif.

The Locus of K–12 Coverage During the Pandemic, and After

Education reformers who want more media attention should be careful what they wish for

Predicting the Next School Shooting May Never Be Possible

If it’s not possible, is threat assessment the best alternative?

Fiscal Cliff Could Force Layoffs of the Best Teachers

Possible recession and end of pandemic aid loom, demanding fast action on ineffective teachers
School Closed sign outside Churchill High School

Parents Punish Schools That Stayed Physically Closed During the Pandemic

Enrollment drops were larger in schools that were most remote
Exterior of an urgent care facility

The “Urgency” Issue

What some see as a key ingredient in educational improvement has come under attack.


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