Just a head's up that next week we'll be running the 2013 RHSU Edu-Scholar Rankings. The exercise is intended to counter the academy's unfortunate tendency to discount scholarly contributions that inform the broader public understanding and influence education policy debates. The Edu-Scholar Rankings are designed to recognize university-based scholars, of any discipline or bent, for their contributions to the public square. Edu-scholar impact is understood to encompass both the corpus of one's scholarly work (a scholar's widely-cited works, books, etc.) and one's centrality to public discussion in 2012 (appearances in newspaper reporting, online media, and so forth). After all, a ...


Here's a guess at some of the key edu-headlines we'll be reading in 2013.


With an eye towards reader traffic, Twitter interest, and our own judgment, we've tagged ten of RHSU's highlights from 2012.


I believe we need to insist that it's unacceptable for anyone, whatever their views, to exploit the murder of children when debating unions, testing, and such.


Here are some edu-journal articles that I was especially eager to read over the Christmas holiday.


Students will be well-served if educators, parents, and policymakers recognize that public systems, nonprofits, and for-profits all have vital roles to play.


I'd like all of us, before we write, opine, or declaim, to take care that we accord the lost children of Newtown the dignity they deserve.


I don't care about aggregate satisfaction; I want to know the satisfaction of terrific, hard-working teachers and employees who are making a difference for kids.


Yesterday, I chatted with former Indiana superintendent Tony Bennett about his new role as Florida education commissioner.


There was a timely conversation yesterday in New York Times's "Room for Debate" about whether it makes sense for standards and funding to vary by state.


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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