Sara Mead and I have a new paper out from Brookings about changing the federal role in education innovation based on the experience of the past few years as well as broader changes in the field. You can read the entire paper here (pdf) or a policy brief version here (pdf). The paper obviously gets much deeper into the challenges and opportunities here. More on all this later because it seems likely to be a theme of the next administration, especially if that administration is an Obama Administration. Though it’s challenging, as a field we need to get better at this to see the kinds of changes that people on all sides of most of these various debates want to see. Sara has more here.