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Leadership Opinion

How Education Scholars Stay Informed

An Opinion Collection

As part of the annual release of the 2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, we reached out to a handful of influential scholars from this year’s rankings to find out how they stay informed. As the media landscape becomes more atomized and the political landscape more fractious, we wanted to know how scholars are keeping current, both in terms of specific magazines, journals, social-media platforms, websites, news outlets, and books, as well as more general guiding philosophies.

The EdWeek Research Center also dug into this year’s rankings to identify who among them was most likely to be referenced in newspaper coverage (according to LexisNexis) and what those scholars had in common.

Stephanie Shafer for Education Week
Families & the Community Opinion Education News Has Become a Surging River. Here's How I Stay Afloat
It’s hard to overstate how profoundly the internet has altered the media landscape, writes Frederick M. Hess. Have our habits caught up?
Rick Hess, January 13, 2020
4 min read
Families & the Community Opinion It's Hard to Stay on Top of Education Policy. You've Got to Have a Strategy
There's no one-stop shop to get everything you need from education policy, politics, and practice, writes academic Deven E. Carlson.
Deven E. Carlson, January 13, 2020
3 min read
Families & the Community Opinion 5 Guidelines to Avoid Getting Bamboozled by Misleading News
Deceptive news and research is having a heyday. Here’s how distinguished professor Donna Y. Ford cuts through the clutter.
Donna Y. Ford, January 13, 2020
3 min read
Families & the Community Opinion When Online Surfing Replaced Long Days in a Dusty Library
Changing what and where I read has reshaped how I write about research—and where I publish that writing, explains Jo Boaler.
Jo Boaler, January 13, 2020
3 min read
School & District Management Opinion Research Is Full of Oversimplifications. Here's How to Put It All in Context
Scholars can't read everything on a given topic, but demands for productivity keep growing, writes Arizona State University's Alfredo J. Artiles.
Alfredo J. Artiles, January 21, 2020
4 min read
Education Opinion What Gets an Education Scholar Into the Newspaper? (Data)
The EdWeek Research Center dug into what some of the education scholars with the most newspaper mentions had in common.
January 14, 2020