Friday Fish! Candlers On The Water

Matt Candler founded 4.0 Schools to help create innovative school models. It’s working. Candler’s not unknown around here. He’s known for being against the “sucks less” approach to school quality and in a Kevin Bacon-like way he’s one degree removed from Big Red. Here’s his dad and his son out for a day fishing earlier this spring. That’s […]

Eduwonk, 100 Percent Comey Free Today! Skandera Leaving NM, Pension Problems In PA, Choice In OH, DeVos On The Hill, NCTQ On ESSA & Teachers, Tidal Wave For Teachers Unions, Summit, Fast Kids, More!

Publishing snafu had tomorrow’s fish pictures up today, sorry about that. They’ll be up for good tomorrow.  Today: Bonnie O’Keefe on student teacher interactions in ECE and policy. Hanna Skandera did a good job in New Mexico. It’s too bad the Trump team was too dysfunctional to figure out how to get her aboard. She’s […]

The Rock And Tough Love, Purdue And Kaplan, Title I Inequity, Impact Aid Ideas, Grocery Stores And Schools, Stephen Carter On Reading, Campus Politics, CMO Growth, Music Reviews, More!

At The 74, Hailly Korman and I warm to the idea of Mr. President The Rock. We also like his genuine interest in helping adjudicated youth but in an open letter we urge him to make sure there is as much love as tough in his tough love approach. Off-edu, I review some musical acts, […]

Friday Fish Porn: Back To Alaska

When James Willcox appears on this blog with a fish – it’s usually a redfish. And as often a redfish his mom, who is almost certainly a better angler than you, caught. She’s below with one caught just this week. But to mix things up he went to Alaska and caught some salmon – including this […]

Friday Fish Porn – Well Not Really, At All.

It’s winter so the fishing has slowed down (hundreds of fish pics here though) but education people are still getting outside and we’re diversifying from just fish pics: Tim Taylor of America Succeeds managed to work some duck hunting into an Arkansas trip. And Ali Fuller of Bellwether took this ibex in Spain earlier this […]

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 @ 8:30am

Friday Fish Porn: Bull Session With Steve Mesler

Steve Mesler is, among other things, a Bellwether author, three-time Olympian, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, an Olympic Gold Medalist, and founder of Classroom Champions (it’s entirely possible he doesn’t introduce himself in that order very much). He can also fish. Here he is earlier this month in Alberta with a bull trout. Bull […]

Friday Fish! Petrilli Returns!

The Petrilli’s took their son fishing and you’ll never believe what happened next! Nico Petrilli’s angling career has been featured here before a few ways. But this fish is a milestone. He got it on the Potomac, near Sycamore Island, so father Mike is proud it’s an “inside the beltway” fish. Hundreds of education people with […]

Friday Fish Porn! Sharks!

Candice Santomauro of NMSI took some time to fish this summer off of Florida’s Space Coast. First she caught this: A few more might make an appetizer? But then, she caught this: Legit! I don’t think we’ve had a shark before. But you can check to be sure in this roster of education people with […]

Flower Porn: The Friday Edition

The post below is by guest blogger, Derrell Bradford. I was looking for this picture of a koi I used to have but I could not find it. Back in the day I used to think koi were just goldfish—old and grown up—but I have since been told that isn’t true. I don’t really take […]

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 @ 9:44am

More on School Lunches; #PorgyPorn; DC Teacher Union Heads Denounce Walmart for Helping Teachers; Feds Expand Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships

This guest blogpost is by Kevin Kosar, author of Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education, who edits the Federal Education Policy History website and is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute. On Tuesday, I wrote about the school lunch program. What I did not mention is that status of the program’s reform. […]

Kosar Takes The Helm, Three Cheers for School Advertising

This guest blogpost is by Kevin Kosar, author of Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education, who edits the Federal Education Policy History website and is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute. Thanks to Andy Rotherham for giving me the keys to Eduwonk this week. I will resist the temptation to post fish […]

Friday Fish Porn – Spawn Of Big Red, Plus Weeby On The Water

Regular readers of Friday fish porn will fondly recall the run of Big Red – a big redfish caught by James Willcox’s mom in Mobile Bay. James is the former CEO of Aspire Public Schools and has now founded, just this summer, Strategic Growth Parnters, a Public Benefits Corporation focused on helping high-quality CMOs grow […]

Friday Fish Porn: Kosar V. Fuller, It’s On!

The battle for mayor of Fish Porn is on. Last week we revealed Kevin Kosar’s doomsday device: His new fishing blog and boating articles. A lock on the mayorship? Not so fast. Bellwether’s Ali Fuller. Well, she was unimpressed. So she sent this. It’s not technically a fish. Or really a fish in any sense. It’s […]

Bellwether And The 74 Live Blogging The Conventions, More Dem Platform News, Education’s Mirth Problem, Fish, McWhorter On Policy, Rosenwald Schools, Rhames on Violence, Pay For Success, And What Are They Doing In Wisconsin Right Now? Plus Bear And Health Care News!

Bellwether and The 74 are teaming up to live blog the conventions, starts now. Let’s talk about education! Also look for a very cool project release from Bellwether on Monday. It’s Friday, but no fish pics today. Instead, Kevin Kosar who battles with Bellwether’s Alison Fuller for the mayor of fish porn title has launched […]

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 @ 10:36am

Hillary Clinton And Higher Ed, Prisons V. Schools, Buck Up History Advocates – Was It Over When The Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor? School Finance, Teacher Salaries, Demographic Data, And Henderson On DC And What’s Next. Plus Fish Pics And Mothman!

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 […]

Friday Fish Porn – Taylor Succeeds!

By day, Tim Taylor leads America Succeeds, but he’s also a solid fisherman and accomplished wing shooter. He’s been featured on Fish Porn before, for instance here and here and here. I’ve been on the water with him, good person to spend a day outside with. He took his son fishing this summer and there were bent […]

Friday Fish Porn – Tarpon!

Adair Bard is on the Bellwether team – and like a few of us here she likes to get out on the water to fish. Here she is on the Fork in Colorado last year. Her husband Daniel is in Florida for work and got out this week for tarpon on the fly – a […]

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Public Relationists Ascendant! Please Sir, May I Have Some Policy…Sara Mead Is Going To Clean You Out! Biddle With Rights Talk, Aldeman Talks Pensions (Pensions Are The Plumbing), Life Advice From Tilson, Whistleblowing Or Bullying? Bellwether In Rock Videos.

Quick primer to understanding most education debates. If you look at them from the perspective of, “is this good or bad for kids, or does this matter to kids?” you’ll constantly be baffled by what is going down. If, by contrast, you look at it through the lens of public relations – is this good […]

Friday Fish Porn – Ben And The Bruiser

Ben Wallerstein runs Whiteboard Advisors and is active and sought after in the education investing world, advising on a variety of deals and transactions. He also knows his way around a fly rod and has appeared in Fish Porn a few times before. Here he is with a rainbow trout caught just this week. Every […]

Who Advises Trump On Education? Plus Reform Movement “Officials” Revealed, Must-Read Dynarski, Opt-Outs, Raimondo Rocks, Ed Research, WA Charters, Teacher Pensions And Social Security, Charters, Farmers, False Klansmen, And It’s Time For Fish Pics!

This July there will be another Bellwether Better Blogging training. Important Susan Dynarski column looking at racial disparities in gifted education. Apparently the education reform movement has “officials.” Who knew? Do they get uniforms and insignia and stuff? I hope so. Officials involved with what has become known as the education reform movement expressed concern […]

Friday Fish Porn – On The Fork Again

Simmons Lettre and Ted Preston found themselves in Colorado this week for meetings. Fall is the best fly fishing so they went out with Taylor Creek to float some water you can’t reach from shore. Rainbows, browns, and a crisp late fall day. There are some big fish in that river. Hard to beat. Earlier this fall […]

Friday Fish!

Bellwether’s Alison Fuller is already Mayor of all things fish here at Eduwonk. But here’s her daughter again, this time with a catfish. Too great a picture not to share. Send me your fish pics! Here and here  are hundreds to help you get inspired.

Friday Fish Porn: Old Dominion Edition

Eva Colen is a Virginia native (a from here not come here) she’s quick to point out. She’s also frustrated with the quality of the commonwealth’s public schools and the lack of attention to those issues. Some are amazing but far too many students, especially but not only low-income students and racial minorities, are being […]

Friday Fish Porn: Methods Edition!

Steven Glazerman is a senior fellow at Mathematica and well-regarded education researcher, very thoughtful on questions of research methods in education evaluation. Apparently, though, he should also be well-regarded as a fisherman. Here he is recently with a Bermuda chub. A Massachusetts native Steve sent along some locally themed commentary to accompany the photo, but […]

Friday Fish Pictures! More Alaska, This Time W/ Kids!

Bill Tucker is senior advisor at the Gates Foundation working on the U.S. Program’s College Ready work.  This summer he and his family took an Alaska trip. And they did this: And that involved this… ..and this… …and some of this! You know what’s coming…take a kid fishing! It doesn’t have to be in Alaska […]

Friday Fish!

Bellwether’s Ali Fuller has a strong candidacy for mayor of fish porn. In addition to knowing her way around a fly rod she is also a competent wing shooter and very handy with a rifle. If it turns out the doomsday types are right you’ll want to head to Ali’s place if you’re hungry. Those […]