Jenn Schiess, Chad Aldeman, and Alex Spurrier lay out three possible directions. If you’re looking for a short primer, this is it.
Two from Bellwether: Hailly Korman on the potentially bigger legal problem for unions lurking behind Janus. Kaitlin Pennington and Max Marchitello talk with Mohammed Choudhury about his work.
On the Fordham Gadfly podcast I discuss the article Drew Pache and I wrote about school safety and ways to keep schools safe without turning them into forts. Max Marchitello is going deeper on what might be driving the gender pay gap in Illinois. Too much Janus coverage to get it all here but this […]
In The 74 I talk with Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling about guns. Two important analyses from Bellwether – gender and teacher pensions. Our analysts, Kirsten Schmitz and Max Marchitello, look at data in Illinois and Nevada and what they find may surprise you. Also, Max Marchitello with some hard truths on Illinois teacher […]
Shots! Don’t miss New York’s Tom Carroll on the battle lines in the DeVos debacle. Agree or not channels a lot of what you hear behind the scenes by way of recriminations. Plenty of people disagree as well, of course. Important Marnie Kaplan / Sara Mead analysis from Bellwether on Head Start work policies. Here’s Kaplan […]
Below are some great fish pictures with Tim Taylor. Fish Porn Mayor Kevin Kosar has some, too, on his Twitter feed. Here and here most recently. Draft innovative assessment pilot regulations out. The ambition for new ways of assessment bumps into the reality of assessment capacity. Alyson Klein here. Hillary Clinton is tuning and emphasizing her […]
Longtime NEA staffer Bill Raabe reflects on the election and what’s next.
Ashley Mitchel and I have a new paper out today looking at the trajectory of teacher quality policy into the last decade, and then what’s happened over the last decade (pdf). In particular we look at the progress of the last few years and some course corrections and additions we see as necessary. Punchline on […]
The Department of Education’s letter to Virginia requesting modifications to the Commonwealth’s No Child Left Behind wavier was good news if you want to see a more robust accountability system. Virginia officials are rightly miffed that [to some extent] they’re getting busted for the same thing other states are doing. But that points up some […]
Kevin Huffman has a very good response to this morning’s Samuelson op-ed. The ‘we’re pretty good except for them’ argument is troubling and you hear it a lot. Disaggregating data to get better visibility into a problem is one thing, implicitly (or explicitly) saying there isn’t a problem because of skewed results is another. A […]