More Friday Fish Pics

Last week we did a special G rated kids version of our regular Friday fish feature. This week we’ve got a special version, too, the previously promised ed researcher edition! It doesn’t qualify as fish porn because, well, there are no fish in the picture. But, I can attest that Jane Hannaway, seen here at …

Friday Fish Pics

Today we have a special “G” rated version of our usual Friday fish feature. Today we’re focusing on the kids of various edufigures. Below is a picture of New Schools Venture Fund partner Jordan Meranus’ daughter with a big fluke she caught this summer. And it was no fluke, she caught several that day and …

More Charters, Willingham Knowledge Check, Special Olympics Kabuki, Discipline Debate, NCTQ, And Proper Fish Porn….

No fish porn today, more soon, but let me use this as an opportunity to be crystal clear about what I absolutely am not looking for. Dan Willingham with some important cautions. The gaps between research and what everyone knows are really stunning. This week I heard someone in a position of real influence talking about how …

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil On FAFSA? Plus Join BW In San Diego, History, And Fish

If A Form Fails In the Forest And No One Hears About It… Imagine for a moment that hackers attacked Harvard’s computer systems, or someone dragged a huge magnet through Cambridge, and suddenly we had no record of who had attended and graduated for the past 40 years. Would it get a lot of media …

Dems, Dial It Back A Few Clicks. Please. It Matters. Down With Dress Codes! And Probably The Sweetest Fish Pic Ever.

ICYMI earlier in the week I wrote about why, despite the stridency about non-profit and for-profit status, tax status actually doesn’t matter a lot in key ways. Last week I took a look at AI and suggested that while bias is an issue given how these models work, we shouldn’t over-index on it. Google over-indexed …

A Rising Tide Lifts All Wonks, A Brazen Anti-Equity Play, Navratilova v. Swisher, Affirmative Action’s Impact, And Tom Gold v. A Fish!

A Rising Tide Lifts All Wonks On a new WonkyFolk Jed and I talk with David Griffith from Fordham about their new report on education competition in the nation’s largest school districts. And David shows off his fancy home for us. It’s an interesting report with some counterintuitive findings and also questions for policymakers and …

Odds, Ends, And Fish: Higher Ed, PISA, College Board…

Low points for higher education. Via Michael Powell: I had to wonder: What might have transpired had Gee emphasized the moral urgency of creating grand options for working- and middle-class students? What if he had taken the case for building a top university directly to West Virginians? Instead, the inescapable impression he leaves is of …

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, But We Do Have Fish!

Congrats to my colleagues Amy Chen Kulesa and Alex Spurrier for their winning essay in Fordham’s Wonkaton. Alex and Amy take a measured look at the potential of AI. Not kool aid, and not cold water. Dutch Treat. Earlier this week Secretary of Education Cardona gaffed. Apparently unaware that President Reagan was not much of …

Vibes And Narratives Are No Way To Go Through Ed Policy Son…Plus Fish!

This is a long one. Buckle up. But there is fish at the end. Coming attractions: Look for a LinkedIn live on Monday with Andy Jacobs, Christine Pitts, and me discussing the strike in Portland. Like other strikes lately remarkably little attention in the media. Andy and Christine are both education experts, and also Portland …