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

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.

What are the presidential contenders thinking about education?

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.

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

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

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

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

Check out the RHSU 2016 Public Influence Rankings, hot off the press!

In light of the soon-to-be-unveiled RHSU Public Influence Rankings, I'm giving you a rundown of the ranking rubric.

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