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January 07, 2009

The Boston Pilot/Charter School Study: Some Good News, and Some Cautions

When Robert Pondiscio pages, I answer. Yesterday, the Boston Foundation released a study on the efficacy of charter and pilot schools, which had the advantage of including both observational estimates of these schools effectiveness (comparing the performance of students in these schools with those i...

December 16, 2008

Full Page Ad in the NY Times: $178,633. The Center for Education Reform's Newsblast on DC Charters: Priceless!

This is too precious not to comment on: the Center for Education Reform, the organization that sponsored that full page ad slamming the AFT charter study and the Times in 2004, threw this celebratory paragraph into their newsblast today (see background here):WHAT'S WORKING. D.C. charter schools are...

December 15, 2008

The Full Page Ad That Won't Be in the Washington Post Tomorrow

Recall the Great Charter School War of 2004: After the NY Times published the results of an AFT report finding that traditional public schools outperformed charters, all hell broke loose. Every charter school advocate and their mother intervened in the name of educational research, arguing that the ...

December 08, 2008

What Does It Mean to Be a "Gap Closer?" A Look at Three Boston Charter High Schools

We hear a lot about "gap closing" schools these days, though this term often gets tossed around loosely. Consider Steven Wilson's recent report on "gap closing" Boston charter schools, in which gap closing schools are defined as, "schools that serve students of color from economically disadvantaged ...

November 07, 2008

Where Will Malia Ann and Sasha Obama Go to School?

Why is there so much interest in where Barack and Michelle Obama plan to enroll their daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha, in Washington, DC schools? Probably because most observers think that the choice of a school will reveal something meaningful about President-Elect Obama’s views about schooling...

October 09, 2008

Cool People You Should Know: Cecilia Rouse

Ceci Rouse is a labor economist who teaches at Princeton. She has evaluated the effects of vouchers in Milwaukee, and more recently has studied the effects of accountability in Florida with fellow cool person David Figlio.With Lisa Barrow, Rouse has a new literature review out (School Vouchers and S...

June 20, 2008

At Some KIPP Schools, KIPPster-ettes Outnumber KIPPsters

If you're not already enjoying Richard Whitmire's new gender blog, you could be. Yesterday he wrote that KIPP "is an important player in the boy troubles" because boys at KIPP start 5th grade behind the girls, but catch up to them by 7th grade.This may very well be true, but there's another KIPP ge...

February 11, 2008

Guest Blogger Jeff Henig: How the Blogosphere Can Raise the Level of Public Discourse About Research

Jeff Henig is a Professor of Political Science and Education at Teachers College. He shares insights from his new book, Spin Cycle, published this month by The Russell Sage Foundation.Public discussions about education research are often highly polarized. Advocates often wield their own studies and...

January 11, 2008

My Answer to the "Where Do I Send My Kid?" Question

Rewind to the conversation you overheard on Sunday, where I’m on the other end of the line with the mother of Madison (MOM), a friend on the brink of a school shopping meltdown. Here’s what I had to say: 1) The school Madison attends is not going to make or break her test scores. When it comes t...

January 10, 2008

Parents and "The Company You Keep" Hypothesis

Some people protest war. Others protest hunger and suffering. Less discussed, but no less common, is a special class of protest reserved for parents: conscientious objection to their children’s troublesome friends. When parents look out into the world, they see peers whose values and attitudes ar...

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