As we bid adieu to 2018 and look forward to another year of tranquility and comity, it's time for my annual prognostications.

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Every year around this time, my inbox overflows with highly similar holiday missives from advocacy organizations. So, in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I'd offer up a time-saving alternative.

The education space has been gripped by a newfound love of listening. But it's a decidedly mixed blessing.

Seton Education Partners supports blended learning in 14 urban Catholic schools and operates three virtue-based charter schools in the South Bronx. Seton's co-founder Stephanie Saroki de Garcia and I recently talked about why blended learning matters and how Seton works to revitalize urban Catholic education.

Charter school authorizing can help prevent grifters and mediocrities from running charter schools. But "quality authorizing" can also become an excuse for micro-management. Here's why.

I recently talked with Charles Best about Using the website, teachers in 80 percent of American public schools have collectively raised $760 million to fund 1.2 million different classroom projects. Charles explains how the program works and what the future holds.

After years of prime-time play with Oprah, "Education Nation" glitz, and State of the Union applause lines, 21st-century education policy has reached its rerun stage. How can we tell?

Guest blogger Deven Carlson argues that we don't agree on the purpose of K-12 schooling, and that it's consequently hard to design an effective accountability system. That's why he predicts a shift from school accountability systems to transparency systems.

During the Bush-Obama era, politicians promised us that combining standards, testing, and accountability would transform our nation's education system. Here's why those promises were ill-advised, according to guest blogger Deven Carlson.

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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