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November 28, 2016

School Choice and 'No Excuses' Charter Schools

This week, L. Trenton Marsh will be discussing the history of U.S. school choice with a particular emphasis on urban districts, and providing an ethnographic perspective on "no-excuses" charter schools.

November 25, 2016

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Marsh, Kalenze, Starr, and Dahill-Brown

The election has mercifully come to a close, the holiday season is soon to be upon us, the Trump folks are trying to manage a transition, and I need to do that final, careful copyedit of my upcoming book Letters to a Young Reformer. So, I'm going to take a break and turn the blog over to a stellar crew of guest bloggers.

September 02, 2016

A Look Ahead at LEAP

LEAP's focus on fluid, informal feedback struck me as a great opportunity for teacher development, and it will be exciting to see how this innovative new structure plays out.

August 31, 2016

DCPS's LEAP Initiative: The New Kid in Town

So just what is this new LEAP initiative, and how will change the status quo?

August 29, 2016

Big Changes for DCPS

This week on RHSU, I'll give you the low-down on LEAP, starting with its inception and how it will change its predecessor in the D.C. public school system.

August 26, 2016

Focus on Regulation, Not Just Legislation

With many things in life, the devil is in the details, the education regulatory process included.

August 24, 2016

Should We Close Schools on the Basis of Performance?

The disconnect between support for closure policy in the abstract and closure policy in reality is illustrated by the fact that very few schools were actually shut down under NCLB or SIG.

August 22, 2016

Reform May Get Chipped Away, But School Choice Is Here to Stay

School choice programs provide a tangible, highly valued benefit to families—the ability to exert at least some control over where their child goes to school. Once families experience this benefit they will be willing to fight to maintain and expand that benefit.

August 19, 2016

Unpacking the NAACP Charter Resolution: Part III

NAACP's 2016 resolution is not a civil rights victory. Simply opposing charters does not solve our nation's education challenges.

August 17, 2016

Unpacking the NAACP Charter Resolution: Part II

The new NAACP charter resolution rejects charters as a means of supporting quality education for all children. But aren't teachers, parents, and other stakeholders opening charter schools to help exactly who the NAACP says it wants to help—black, brown, and poor students across the US?

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