FutureEd Interviews

Voices in American Education

The Evolution of School Segregation: The North Carolina Story

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the nation…

Strengthening Standards, Teaching and Tests in a Deep Red State

In his seven years as Louisiana’s state superintendent of schools, John White has introduced new…

How Money Matters for Student Achievement

Influential studies over the past few decades by Stanford’s Eric Hanushek and others have concluded…

Podcast: The Role of Principals in Advancing Quality Teaching

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch has written extensively about efforts to improve teaching and learning.

Podcast: How Tennessee is Improving Teaching & Learning

Nearly a decade ago, Tennessee embarked on an ambitious effort to strengthen teaching and learning from…

How School Suspensions Affect Student Achievement

The Philadelphia School District’s decision in 2012 to end suspensions for minor infractions provided fertile…

Podcast: A Teacher-Centric Approach to School Reform

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch sat down with Harvard professor and Education Next senior editor Paul…

Paper vs. Online Testing: What’s the Impact on Test Scores?

Has the shift from paper to online testing led to lower scores on standardized tests?…

Why Reforming Teacher Evaluation Has—and Hasn’t—Succeeded

Matthew Kraft, an assistant professor of education and economics at Brown University, has researched teacher…

Screening for the Strongest Teachers

In an effort to put the strongest possible teachers in its classrooms, Los Angeles Unified School…

The Teaching Gap’s Troubling Consequences

Research tells us that disadvantaged students tend to be exposed to lower-quality teachers than their…

Myth, Reality and the Common Core

The Common Core has been a lightning rod for criticism for much of the past…

How Do School Spending Cuts Affect Student Achievement?

Northwestern University Professor C. Kirabo Jackson, a FutureEd research advisor, has demonstrated in several studies…

Can Hot Wheels Change the Way We Teach STEM?

Curriculum and standards are key research topics for Morgan Polikoff, a University of Southern California…

Where Teacher Eval Reform was a Home Run

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch sat down with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to…

Managing School Choice…and the Hypocrisy Around It

John White oversees 1,400 public schools as Louisiana State Superintendent of Schools. He also supports…

How Charters Change a School District

Does running a district of charter schools cost more or less than a traditional district?…

Yes, Secretary DeVos, There is a Common Core

USC Professor and FutureEd senior fellow Morgan Polikoff has been studying education standards since…

Teachers, Students, Race and Behavior

 Recent research has documented that students of color are more likely to graduate from…

The Surprising Sources of Racial Gaps in Higher Education

When New York University Professor Stella Flores and her research partners set out to…

School Choice & Trump’s Budget: A Chat with Martin West

We caught up with Harvard professor Martin West, a member of our research advisory…