Mike Antonucci stays with the Janus story and recommends we take the long view.
Ashley LiBetti has three things Head Start programs can do to get better.
The Center for American Progress has a new agenda for education policy.
A new working paper finds that, at least among survey participants, “the provision of growth data causes participants to choose less white and less wealthy districts.”
Here’s an interesting new study by Jason Grissom and Brendan Bartanen on turnover among Tennessee principals. The key graph is below: For the most part, principals who leave their positions are less effective, although the very highest-performers are also slightly more likely to leave.
The stories coming out of Providence and Oakland right now are sobering. If nothing else, they are a reminder that there’s plenty more we could be doing rather than getting bogged down in the existential debate over ending poverty versus fixing schools. We can (and should!) do a better job of delivering educational services to low-income students than what these districts are providing today.
–Guest post by Chad Aldeman