Education Reform

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International Opinion Why Other Countries Keep Outperforming Us in Education (and How to Catch Up)
Money from the American Rescue Plan could be our last chance to build the school system we need, writes Marc Tucker.
Marc Tucker, May 13, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Young People Have a Desire to Save Their World. How Can We Help?
Young people have an interest in learning and an innate desire to be part of saving society. Why do adults stand in the way?
Michael Fullan & Joanne Quinn, May 2, 2021
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Federal Opinion How to Engage on Education's Flash Points Without Melting Down
Political polarization isn’t inevitable. Here's how Frederick M. Hess and Pedro A. Noguera learned to bridge their own differences.
Rick Hess & Pedro A. Noguera, March 16, 2021
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Policy & Politics Opinion A Search for Common Ground in Schooling
Rick Hess reflects on why writing his new book with Pedro Noguera was one of the most heartening, inspiring experiences he's had in years.
Rick Hess, March 8, 2021
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States Opinion How Jeb Bush’s ExcelinEd Is Tackling the Next 5 Years
Rick Hess talks with ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque about the organization's goals to improve education after the pandemic and beyond.
Rick Hess, February 18, 2021
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Policy & Politics Opinion Remembering Harvard’s Richard Elmore
Rick Hess pays tribute to the late Richard Elmore, education policy icon and longtime professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Rick Hess, February 16, 2021
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Federal Opinion What Conservatives Should Be for When It Comes to Education
Education is ultimately about opportunity, community, and empowerment, and nothing should resonate more deeply with the conservative heart.
Rick Hess, January 14, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Sure, Envision a New Public School System. But Don't Ignore the Emergency at Hand
As we work to address the centuries of injustice in education, families need short-term solutions as well, writes Michael J. Feuer.
Michael J. Feuer, August 11, 2020
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Teaching Profession Letter to the Editor Education Is Not Scalable
To the Editor:
I enjoyed the video of Diane Ravitch (“Diane Ravitch in Her Own Words,” Education Week Video, April 10, 2020), a historian who has modified her perspective about education through the years. I’d like to broaden her perspective yet again.
May 12, 2020
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School & District Management Opinion Teachers, We Cannot Go Back to the Way Things Were
Injustice in our education system was normalized before the pandemic, writes Bettina L. Love. Now is the time to dream for a better future.
Bettina L. Love, April 29, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion The Coronavirus Just Might End School Privatization Nonsense
The pandemic has boosted appreciation for public schools; the next step is greater funding, argues education historian and activist Diane Ravitch.
Diane Ravitch, April 10, 2020
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School & District Management Video Diane Ravitch in Her Own Words
Diane Ravitch explains the evolution of her public education activism.
April 9, 2020
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School & District Management Opinion Please, Someone, Name Your Favorite Education Decade
A few weeks back I penned a post remaking on the disappointing educational legacy of the 2010s. My good friend Christopher Ruszkowski has some interesting feedback that's worth sharing.
Rick Hess, March 23, 2020
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School & District Management Opinion What Ravitch and the Reformers Both Got Wrong
Longtime readers know that I agree with Diane Ravitch that contemporary school reform deserves to be harshly critiqued, but ultimately I found that her new book, "Slaying Goliath," offered more vitriol than vision.
Rick Hess, March 2, 2020
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