The Futures of School Reform

A working group on the “Futures of School Reform,” organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and led by Robert B. Schwartz and Jal Mehta of Harvard and Frederick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute, includes more than a dozen researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from around the country. Education Week is running a seven-part series of Commentary essays expressing visions of members of the “Futures” group. The series, which concludes in the May 25 issue, is accompanied by a blog, written by the group.

More About This Series: Who's Who | An Introduction and An Invitation

Jeffrey R. Henig and S. Paul Reville write that the future health of American schools depends on attending to nonschool factors.
May 25, 2011 – Education Week

Schools must adapt to how technology will alter student learning in the next decade or they will suffer the consequences, write Richard F. Elmore and Elizabeth A. City.
May 18, 2011 – Education Week

Frederick M. Hess, Greg M. Gunn, and Olivia M. Meeks write that one solution to improving teacher quality is to recast teachers as human beings instead of superheroes.
May 11, 2011 – Education Week

Susanna Loeb, Dan Goldhaber, and Michael Goldstein suggest how to inspire excellence in the teaching profession, in the fourth essay of the Futures of School Reform series.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week

Terry M. Moe and Paul T. Hill argue that neither a free market or a government-run education system is the answer, in the third essay of the Futures of School Reform series.
April 20, 2011 – Education Week

In the second essay in this seven-part series on school reform, Robert B. Schwartz, Ben Levin, and Adam Gamoran discuss what our education system would look like if we were to follow the best evidence and experience from abroad.
April 6, 2011 – Education Week

In the first of a seven-part series on education reform, Jal D. Mehta, Louis M. Gomez, and Anthony S. Bryk write that to educate all students to high levels, we must break the bureaucratic model of schooling.
March 30, 2011 – Education Week

Organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Futures of School Reform Commentary series and time-limited blog drew a wide range of responses from readers eager to discuss the working groups' visions.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week

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