Amidst the ebbs and flows of school reform, big shifts are underway. One involves education advocates downshifting from "policy" to educational "practice."


Every California teacher could see an immediate pay boost of $10,250 per year, if not for the state's massive pension debt. Yet the LA teacher strike deal kicks the can on that crucial issue.


When reforms seem intuitive, it's natural for supporters to focus on "scale" and "implementation" rather than consider what could possibly go wrong.


Darleen Opfer serves as director of RAND Education and Labor, heading a 200-person staff that conducts research for major government agencies and private foundations. I recently chatted with Darleen about RAND and the state of education research in general.


The other day, I talked 22nd Century skills with Paul Banksley, TED talk phenom, founder of Tomorrows Are for Tomorrow, and Nobel favorite. Here are the highlights of my chat.


For the 2019 RHSU Public Influence finale, the top ten finishers for various academic disciplines, as well as the top junior faculty.


Here are the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, hot off the press!


In the spirit of full transparency, here's the detailed methodology for tomorrow's 2019 RHSU Public Influence Rankings.


On Wednesday, I'll be publishing the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, so I want to take a few moments today to explain the purpose of those rankings.


Just a heads up, next week we'll be running the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.


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