December 2019 Archives

As we bid adieu to 2019 and look forward to another year of tranquil good cheer, it's time for my annual prognostications. Here's my best guess at 10 big education stories we'll be reading in the year ahead.


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Buying impressive-seeming tools or highly touted programs won't make a lick of difference if teachers aren't using them. Rather than telling teachers what they should be using, ask teachers what will help them do their job.


Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he's learned after a half century in education.


In a world increasingly dominated by screens, it's easy to think we know people we've never met. Standing in for the actual person is the two-dimensional cutout we've constructed from what we've seen online.


Guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Jacob Kirksey discuss how changes in immigration policies under the Trump administration sometimes play out in schools.


Guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Madeline Mavrogordato discuss how evidence from school choice shows the value of disaggregating data and asking sharper questions.


Guest blogger Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj discusses her research regarding the equity implications of student-transportation policies in the context of school choice.


The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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