Three new reports that are all worth your time.
The National Charter School Research Project (I’m on the advisory board but wasn’t involved in this except as a reviewer) just released “Hopes, Fears, and Reality 2009.” (pdf). Important data and analytics on charter schools. Learning Point Associates just released an interesting report on the views of teachers about various reforms and the extent to which they converge or diverge from the research base (pdf).
And this Eric Hanushek* analysis of the ecnomic impact of improving PISA outcomes is going to be released tomorrow at Davos (pdf). *His wife chairs ES’ board.