The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2023

 

1. AI in Education
The leap into a new era of machine intelligence carries risks and challenges, but also plenty of promise
By John Bailey

 

 

 

 

2. California’s New Math Framework Doesn’t Add Up
It would place Golden State 6th graders years behind the rest of the world—and could eventually skew education in the rest of the U.S., too
By Tom Loveless

 

 

 

 

3. To Fix Students’ Bad Behavior, Stop Punishing Them
Collaborative methods for handling misconduct make their way to the classroom
By Wayne D’Orio

 

 

 

 

4. To Teach Better Writing, Don’t Ban Artificial Intelligence. Instead, Embrace it.
By inviting ChatGPT into the classroom instead of locking it out, schools can push students toward independent thinking in a way that doesn’t signal mistrust.
By Michael B. Horn and Daniel Curtis

 

 

 

 

5. PISA: Mission Failure
With so much evidence from student testing, why do education systems continue to struggle?
By Montese Gomendio

 

 

 

 

6. Your Neighborhood School Is a National Security Risk
Student achievement and merit are losing prospects in the era of “everybody wins”
By Doug Lemov

 

 

 

 

7. Supreme Court Opens a Path to Religious Charter Schools
But the trail ahead holds twists and turns
By Nicole Stelle Garnett

 

 

 

 

8. Apprenticeships on the Rise
A burgeoning alternative challenges the college-for-all mentality
By Patrick O’Donnell

 

 

 

 

9. Student Loan Payment Pause Benefits High-Income Households the Most
With forgiveness uncertain, struggling borrowers are unprotected from risk
By Diego Briones, Eileen Powell and Sarah Turner

 

 

 

 

10. Gifted and Talented Programs Don’t Cause School Segregation
Uneven enrollments, but minor impacts on racial separation
By Owen Thompson

 

 

 

 

11. The Great Unbundling
Is the parents’ rights movement opening a new frontier in school choice?
By Joseph Olchefske and Steven Adamowski

 

 

 

 

12. Wisconsin’s Act 10, Flexible Pay, and the Impact on Teacher Labor Markets
Student test scores rise in flexible-pay districts. So does a gender gap for teacher compensation.
By Barbara Biasi

 

 

 

 

13. The Fine Art of School Engagement
How expanding arts education affects learning, behavior, and social-emotional growth
By Daniel H. Bowen and Brian Kisida

 

 

 

 

14. A Distorted Lens on the Teaching Profession
Though a few themes do ring particularly true
By Daniel Buck

 

 

 

 

15. The Nation’s Charter Report Card
First-ever state ranking of charter student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
By Paul E. Peterson and M. Danish Shakeel

 

 

 

 

16. Comparing Online and AI-Assisted Learning: A Student’s View
An 8th grader reviews traditional Khan Academy and its AI-powered tutor, Khanmigo
By Daphne Goldstein

 

 

 

 

17. How Teachers Unions Became a Political Powerhouse
A nuanced look at the role of unions in education policy
By Daniel DiSalvo

 

 

 

 

18. Resisting the Youth Sports Industrial Complex
Children’s sports are corrupted, but parents don’t have to play along
By Jonathan V. Last

 

 

 

 

19. As Many More States Enact Education Savings Accounts, Implementation Challenges Abound
ESAs increase choice for families but leave administrators asking: Are pizza ovens, pianos permitted expenses?
By Caroline Hendrie

 

 

 

 

20. The Evolving Science of How We Read
Survey has lots about eye-movement measurement, less about comprehension
By Natalie Wexler

 

1. AI in Education
The leap into a new era of machine intelligence carries risks and challenges, but also plenty of promise
By John Bailey

 

 

 

 

2. California’s New Math Framework Doesn’t Add Up
It would place Golden State 6th graders years behind the rest of the world—and could eventually skew education in the rest of the U.S., too
By Tom Loveless

 

 

 

 

3. To Fix Students’ Bad Behavior, Stop Punishing Them
Collaborative methods for handling misconduct make their way to the classroom
By Wayne D’Orio

 

 

 

 

4. To Teach Better Writing, Don’t Ban Artificial Intelligence. Instead, Embrace it.
By inviting ChatGPT into the classroom instead of locking it out, schools can push students toward independent thinking in a way that doesn’t signal mistrust.
By Michael B. Horn and Daniel Curtis

 

 

 

 

5. PISA: Mission Failure
With so much evidence from student testing, why do education systems continue to struggle?
By Montese Gomendio

 

 

 

 

6. Your Neighborhood School Is a National Security Risk
Student achievement and merit are losing prospects in the era of “everybody wins”
By Doug Lemov

 

 

 

 

7. Supreme Court Opens a Path to Religious Charter Schools
But the trail ahead holds twists and turns
By Nicole Stelle Garnett

 

 

 

 

8. Apprenticeships on the Rise
A burgeoning alternative challenges the college-for-all mentality
By Patrick O’Donnell

 

 

 

 

9. Student Loan Payment Pause Benefits High-Income Households the Most
With forgiveness uncertain, struggling borrowers are unprotected from risk
By Diego Briones, Eileen Powell and Sarah Turner

 

 

 

 

10. Gifted and Talented Programs Don’t Cause School Segregation
Uneven enrollments, but minor impacts on racial separation
By Owen Thompson

 

 

 

 

11. The Great Unbundling
Is the parents’ rights movement opening a new frontier in school choice?
By Joseph Olchefske and Steven Adamowski

 

 

 

 

12. Wisconsin’s Act 10, Flexible Pay, and the Impact on Teacher Labor Markets
Student test scores rise in flexible-pay districts. So does a gender gap for teacher compensation.
By Barbara Biasi

 

 

 

 

13. The Fine Art of School Engagement
How expanding arts education affects learning, behavior, and social-emotional growth
By Daniel H. Bowen and Brian Kisida

 

 

 

 

14. A Distorted Lens on the Teaching Profession
Though a few themes do ring particularly true
By Daniel Buck

 

 

 

 

15. The Nation’s Charter Report Card
First-ever state ranking of charter student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
By Paul E. Peterson and M. Danish Shakeel

 

 

 

 

16. Comparing Online and AI-Assisted Learning: A Student’s View
An 8th grader reviews traditional Khan Academy and its AI-powered tutor, Khanmigo
By Daphne Goldstein

 

 

 

 

17. How Teachers Unions Became a Political Powerhouse
A nuanced look at the role of unions in education policy
By Daniel DiSalvo

 

 

 

 

18. Resisting the Youth Sports Industrial Complex
Children’s sports are corrupted, but parents don’t have to play along
By Jonathan V. Last

 

 

 

 

19. As Many More States Enact Education Savings Accounts, Implementation Challenges Abound
ESAs increase choice for families but leave administrators asking: Are pizza ovens, pianos permitted expenses?
By Caroline Hendrie

 

 

 

 

20. The Evolving Science of How We Read
Survey has lots about eye-movement measurement, less about comprehension
By Natalie Wexler

, The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2023

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