Every December, Education Next announces typically the most popular articles we published throughout the past year determined by traffic.

This year, the top part article was “How Family Background Influences Student Achievement: Can schools narrow the gap?”?by Anna Egalite.

The article discusses four different family variables that will influence student achievement and also at ways in which schools can counterbalance the outcomes of these variables. It turned out element of an exceptional Education Next issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of James S. Coleman’s groundbreaking report, “Equality of Educational Opportunity.” Five other articles from that issue also visible on the top part 20 list.

Without further ado, here’s the listing:

1. How Family Background Influences Student Achievement
Can schools narrow the gap?
By Anna J. Egalite
2. After Common Core, States Set Rigorous Standards
Forty-five states improve the student proficiency bar
By Paul E. Peterson, Samuel Barrows and Thomas Gift
3. High School in the Future
Cutting-edge model capitalizes on blended learning to take personalization further
By Joanne Jacobs
4. What Matters for Student Achievement
Updating Coleman over the influence of homes and schools
By Eric A. Hanushek
5. In Schools, Teacher Quality Matters Most
Today’s research reinforces Coleman’s findings
By Dan Goldhaber
6. The Politics of the Common Core Assessments
Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia
By?Ashley Jochim and Patrick McGuinn
7. Ten-year Trends in public places Opinion On the EdNext Poll
Common Core and vouchers down, but some other reforms still popular
By Paul E. Peterson, Michael B. Henderson, Martin R. West and Samuel Barrows
8. It Is effective Improve School Quality
States that boost student achievement could reap large economic gains
By Eric A. Hanushek, Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann
9. Connecting to Practice
How we will put education research to work
By Thomas J. Kane
10. An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
Focus your philanthropy on innovation beyond your system
By Chester E. Finn, Jr.
11. Denver Expands Choice and Charters
Elected school board employs portfolio process to lift achievement
By David Osborne
12. The Life and Times during James S. Coleman
Hero and villain of college policy research
By Sally B. Kilgore
13. Teacher Home Visits
School-family partnerships foster student success
By June Kronholz
14. Desegregation Since the Coleman Report
Racial composition of colleges and student learning
By Steven Rivkin
15. Incomplete Reform in Baltimore
A transfer of authority university leaders falls short
By Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim
16. “Children, be quiet watching your lesson”
The case for video time during class
By Michael J. Petrilli
17. School Closures In New york city City
Did students fare better after their high schools were closed?
By James J. Kemple
18. Innovation in Catholic Education
New methods of instruction and governance may revitalize the sector
By Kelly Robson and Andy Smarick
19. Teacher Race and School Discipline
Are students suspended less often when they have been an instructor of identical race?
By Constance A. Lindsay and Cassandra M. D. Hart
20. What Can we Find out about School Discipline Reform?
Assessing the choices to suspensions and expulsions
By Matthew P. Steinberg and Johanna Lacoe

Congratulations to all individuals authors!

P.S. You’ll find the highest 20 Education Next articles of 2015 here, 2014 here and 2013 here.

P.P.S. You can get the most notable 10 Education Next blogs of 2016 here.