Want to Be a Public Scholar? Here's What You Need to Know

A Commentary Collection



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To mark the annual release of the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week Commentary partnered with Frederick M. Hess to invite four education and policy scholars to discuss the following query:
What's the best advice you've ever gotten on how to be a public scholar?



Accompanying their perspectives is original analysis of this year's new Edu-Scholar data by the Education Week Research Center. What were the most popular doctorate degrees among these leading scholars? Which universities are best represented on the list? When did these scholars first enter the academic realm?







The First Rule of Public Scholarship? Nobody Knows Anything
Commentary

The First Rule of Public Scholarship? Nobody Knows Anything

Jan. 16, 2019

It's not easy to become a public scholar. Frederick M. Hess shares the lessons he learned the hard way about being an education "expert."








Commentary

Ed. Researchers, Here's How to Actually Improve Policy

Jan. 16, 2019

Public scholarship isn't just about sounding off on social media. Here are four lessons to make your research count, from Katharine O. Strunk.








Commentary

To Become a Public Scholar, I Had to Face a Reality

Jan. 16, 2019

Want to work on research that will actually help students? Sometimes the greatest obstacle to public engagement is oneself, writes Nora Gordon.








Commentary

I'm a Researcher. Here's What Happened When I Traded Activism for Social Science

Jan. 16, 2019

Finding your voice as a public scholar can be a struggle. Roberto G. Gonzales explains why it was for him.








Commentary

Public Scholarship Is About More than Edu-Celebrity

Jan. 16, 2019

Public engagement is important, but it also comes with risks, writes Janelle Scott. Here's what you need to know.








Multimedia

What Do We Know About America’s Most Influential Ed. Scholars?

Jan. 16, 2019

Where did the top RHSU Edu-Scholars go to school? What did they study? Delve into a new analysis of the top education scholars around the country.













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