It's an easy trap: we see a problem and feel compelled to intervene. The federal government too often errs toward involvement, including with RT3 and NCLB waivers.
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December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
In April, Washington State's NCLB waiver was revoked. I reached out to officials and policymakers to hear their reactions and explanations.
December 16, 2014
Let's evaluate RT3 based on its stated goals and evaluate whether and how it impacts state policy today.
December 15, 2014
Following the Race to the Top (RT3) competition, I spent a year talking with high-ranking state policymakers. Here are some lessons they think we should learn from RT3.
December 12, 2014
Technology offers ways to rethink everything from doctor visits to Mandarin teachers to the problem of getting impactful substitute teachers.
December 10, 2014
In talking with parents, I continually hear a sentiment of activism. National advocacy organizations are providing a space to channel that activism.
December 08, 2014
I recently completed my first full marathon. It struck me that many aspects of the race were analogous to education reform.
December 05, 2014
I'm more convinced than ever that education reform can't work without poverty reduction - and that poverty reduction can't work without education reform.
December 04, 2014
Extracurriculars can be both a strength and a weakness of the American education system. Lately, specialization has gotten out of hand.
December 03, 2014
Parts of Title IX may be among the most successful educational policies ever, but there are also 'not bad' and 'ugly' parts of the law.