Month: July 2019

EdNext Podcast: Program Helps Colleges Recruit High-Achieving Hispanic Students – by Education Next

Jonathan Smith speaks with Marty West about how an effort to recognize high-scoring Hispanic students boosts the chances that those students will enroll in and graduate from four-year institutions. Smith, an assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University, is the co-author of “Boosting Hispanic College Completion” with Oded Gurantz and Michael Hurwitz. ...

Education Will Be Issue in Campaign for Governor of Vermont – by Matt Dickinson

Education looks to be an issue in next year’s Vermont governor’s race, following the decision of a former secretary of education to declare her candidacy. On July 16, Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s former secretary of education, tweeted that she will seek the Democratic nomination in the race to replace the incumbent Republican governor, Phil Scott. In her announcement, she ...

U-turn on Vouchers – by Joshua Dunn

In January, the Florida Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to the state’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program, thereby preserving financial aid opportunities for thousands of low-income students to attend private schools. The decision marked an about-face for the court. In 2006, the court had struck down the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, a voucher program for stude...

The Education Exchange: Winston Churchill’s Lasting Legacy – by Education Next

Andrew Roberts, a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London and the Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, “Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” Winston Churchill’s lasting impact on Western civilization, and how he is taught today in schools. Follow ...

Searching for Great High Schools – by Eric Kalenze

In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine Harvard University Press, 2019, $29.95; 448 pages. As reviewed by Eric Kalenze Attempts to remake the public schools have been with us almost as long as the schools themselves. Regardless of the reinvention being pitched, the education “remakers” paint pictures of ideal learn...