Mashea Ashton is the founder and CEO of Digital Pioneers Academy, a computer science-focused charter school that launched last fall in Washington, D.C.

A lot of our fevered education debates are fueled by assumptions which can be off-base, or flat wrong.

Here are four common pitfalls for school leaders and how to avoid them from Kristyn Klei Borrero, a principal-turned-CEO.

Rick recently got another chance to interview Paul Banksley, the edu-visionary and founder of Tomorrows Are for Tomorrow. Here's what he said.

School choice leaves many small town denizens cold. So here's an idea for what rural school reform should look like.

Teachers spend more than a third of their instructional time on tasks other than instruction. And that's before we add in paperwork done outside the classroom.

LEAP Innovations runs an 18-month program training educators in 140 Chicago schools how to implement personalized learning.

Once or twice a week, someone tells me that something I'd written "wasn't helpful." But what they usually have in mind is "shut up and get with the program."

While social and emotional learning (SEL) basks in its current popularity, it's useful to ask what could go wrong—and what might be done about that.

In Chicago, the metric Freshman OnTrack is more predictive of high school graduation than 8th grade test scores, neighborhood, race, or family income.

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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