Free the Facilities! Getting Facilities Policy Right

Though it may not be attention-grabbing, getting facilities right is the key to ensuring the bigger goals for transforming education.


Personalizing Education Advocacy to Personalize Learning

We are used to thinking about education advocacy as supporting ideas that can be put to a "yes" or "no" vote. Yet one of the most talked-about concepts in education this year doesn't easily fit into the policy-centric approach to educational change.


Education Advocacy Isn't Optional; It's Essential

Marc Porter Magee discusses the importance of education advocacy through examples in Rhode Island.


Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Porter Magee, Cowen, Hoffman, and the Smarter Schools Project

It's that time of year again—as I take some time off to work on my upcoming book and observe Trump-o-mania, here's a lineup of some stellar guest stars for the month of February.


A Roundup of Where the Presidential Contenders Stand on Education

What are the presidential contenders thinking about education?


How Public Concern on Education This Year Compares to 2000-2012

Looking at my blog from Tuesday, it appears as though education isn't that big of a deal for voters this election. But looking back at the polling numbers in the past few elections, turns out it's not so big a surprise.


Are Voters Thinking About Education This Year?

Education has been largely absent during this year's presidential contest, but how important is it to the public?


Education Lines Cut From Obama's SOTU Address

President Obama's final State of the Union was surprisingly quiet on education policy, so I got the scoop on some nixed lines.


Five Harvard Edu-Lessons

I spent last week up at the Harvard Ed School teaching my class, "Debating Education Policy," and had a few takeaways.


2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence: Top Tens

For the RHSU Public Influence finale, we release the top tens for different academic disciplines, along with junior faculty.


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