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February 11, 2016

Can New Orleans Tell Us How to Fix Schools in Detroit?

Can the New Orleans education reform help us think about what's going on in Detroit?

February 10, 2016

Is School Choice a Revolving Door?

Which students are most likely to exit their districts using school choice? Josh Cowen explores, looking at examples in Michigan and Wisconsin.

February 09, 2016

What Does New Research Say About Louisiana's Voucher Program?

According to a new study, voucher users did extremely poorly in Louisiana. But does this necessarily mean that school choice isn't working?

February 08, 2016

Did a War on Teachers Lead to New Shortages?

There's been much talk of a massive teacher shortage post-recession, but how true is this claim?

February 05, 2016

Free the Facilities! Getting Facilities Policy Right

Though it may not be attention-grabbing, getting facilities right is the key to ensuring the bigger goals for transforming education.

February 04, 2016

Personalizing Education Advocacy to Personalize Learning

We are used to thinking about education advocacy as supporting ideas that can be put to a "yes" or "no" vote. Yet one of the most talked-about concepts in education this year doesn't easily fit into the policy-centric approach to educational change.

February 01, 2016

Education Advocacy Isn't Optional; It's Essential

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

January 29, 2016

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Porter Magee, Cowen, Hoffman, and the Smarter Schools Project

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.

November 20, 2015

If Turning Around a School Were Easy

If improving schools was easy, we would be able to do it more frequently, and with better success. But like most things, improvement is hard, and we can learn from what doesn't work to help foster what does.

November 19, 2015

The Hidden Costs of Teacher Layoffs

Today, Katharine Strunk along with coauthor Dan Goldhaber revisit the layoff process and the impacts of layoffs on students and teachers during the Great Recession.

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