Education Reform

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School Choice & Charters Opinion The Kind of School Reform That Parents Actually Want
Parents' inclination to focus on solving specific problems rather than system change helps explain the appetite for novel school options.
Rick Hess, October 25, 2021
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Policy & Politics Opinion Schooling Is in Tempestuous Times. Troublemaker Checker Finn Weighs In
Chester E. Finn Jr., a force in American education for more than four decades, talks about testing, school choice, excellence, and more.
Rick Hess, October 21, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion From Testing to Teacher Pay, Surprising Common Ground on Schooling
We can’t permit principled disagreements to so obscure our vision that we become incapable of seeing points of agreement.
Rick Hess, August 18, 2021
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Accountability Did Washington D.C.'s Education Overhaul Help Black Children? This Study Says Yes
Researchers said the district's "market-based" reforms accelerated achievement versus other districts and states.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 12, 2021
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Accountability Opinion What Next-Gen Accountability Can Learn From No Child Left Behind
As we ponder what's next for accountability and assessment, we’d benefit from checking the rearview mirror more attentively and more often.
Rick Hess, August 11, 2021
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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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