Helen Baxendale explains how Teach For America channeled the post-NCLB zeitgeist in the 2000s and soon became a standard element in the ambitious superintendent's performance-improvement toolkit.
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Helen Baxendale explores how TFA, which began as a quixotic proposal from a senior thesis, garnered sufficient support to get off the ground and why the teachers' unions didn't simply nip it in the bud in the '90s.
May 22, 2020
"All the psychic and economic pain we're seeing right now will be compounded if the pandemic produces a drop in college enrollment and completion. We'll simply lock in our losses for years to come," says Stefanie Sanford.
May 22, 2020
"The entire education world is trying to serve millions of suddenly home-bound students, and there's simply no precedent for a challenge on that scale," says Stefanie Sanford.
May 18, 2020
The digital divide sits atop a long list of policy problems we should have solved before a global pandemic turned almost everything into a crisis, says the College Board's Stefanie Sanford.
May 15, 2020
Hearing directly from an amazing collection of educators, analysts, funders, and policymakers during the pandemic has been invaluable. Starting next week, though, we'll shift gears to a power-packed lineup of guest bloggers.
December 06, 2019
Guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Jacob Kirksey discuss how changes in immigration policies under the Trump administration sometimes play out in schools.
December 04, 2019
Guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Madeline Mavrogordato discuss how evidence from school choice shows the value of disaggregating data and asking sharper questions.
December 02, 2019
Guest blogger Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj discusses her research regarding the equity implications of student-transportation policies in the context of school choice.
November 29, 2019
Guest blogger Andy Saultz shares what he has learned through balancing his role as an ed. policy researcher engaging with literature reviews and methodology and as a state legislative candidate talking with voters.