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School & District Management Opinion

The Public Role of Education Researchers: A Collection

Every January, Education Week Opinion blogger Rick Hess releases the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings in tandem with his commentary on the state of public scholarship. Read his full rankings on the top 200 edu-scholars, his methodology, and closer look at their influence in the press.

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Policy & Politics Opinion Science Skepticism Has Grown. Who's to Blame?
Researchers must work harder to separate their personal beliefs from their professional roles.
Rick Hess, January 13, 2023
5 min read
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Policy & Politics Opinion The 2023 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
The rankings recognize the university-based scholars in the United States who did the most to shape educational practice and policy.
Rick Hess, January 5, 2023
2 min read
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Policy & Politics Opinion The 2023 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Scoring Rubric
Rick discusses the methodology used to generate the 2023 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
Rick Hess, January 4, 2023
10 min read
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Policy & Politics Opinion The Most Influential Education Researchers in 2023 (in Charts)
Which scholars show up most in the press? And which universities capture the most media mentions?
January 17, 2023
1 min read