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July 12, 2012

A Tale of Two Schools

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, program manager in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. If there's ever a tangible physical reminder about the differences in education quality in a particular locale, it is found on the floors of a school building on...

July 10, 2012

A Good Teacher Is Hard to Find, Continued

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, program manager in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. A few lingering thoughts from yesterday's post that didn't fit cleanly into the original narrative. First, by way of clarification, the "loose on entrance and...

July 09, 2012

A Good Teacher Is Hard to Find

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, program manager in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. Thanks to Rick for letting me fill in for him for a second go-round. Last time, I talked about a few of the lessons I've learned in a couple years studying educ...

July 06, 2012

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Lautzenheiser, Goble, Fennell, and Morris/Stone

Hey folks. So I'm heading off for a few weeks. I'll be teaching at UPenn and Rice, visiting with UVA's School Turnaround Specialist Program and Clark County's reformers, and generally getting out and about. I'll have a chance to read and talk to a bunch of interesting people. Hell, with any luck,...

April 27, 2012

Trend Three: Pulling the (Parent) Trigger

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow at AEI, is guest-posting this week. Unless you've been under a rock for the past year, you've heard about the "parent trigger." In principle, the trigger is a simple and powerful idea: parents in a chronically failing school can band together and petition the ...

April 26, 2012

Trend Two: Don't Hate, Vertically Integrate

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow at AEI, is guest-posting this week. On Monday I talked about what the burgeoning of middle-class urban dwellers may mean for charter schools. Today I'm talking about how some charter organizations are actively developing new markets, and what this might mean ...

April 23, 2012

Turn and Face the Strange... Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow at AEI, is guest-posting this week. Greetings devoted RHSU readers! I'm Andrew Kelly, Rick's colleague at AEI. Before I begin, let's first hear it for Robin Lake of CRPE for her prolific and thought-provoking week of guest-blogging. In thinking about what ...

April 20, 2012

Where's Innovation for Kids Who Need It Most?

Note: Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. It's been a real pleasure to air some ideas with you this week. Sincere thanks to Rick and the AEI team for lending me the space. Thanks also to my CRPE colle...

April 19, 2012

Teacher Evaluations: We Need Trust, Not Just Tools

Note: Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. As almost everyone admits, the traditional teacher evaluation system is about as useful as the old Mac Plus buried in my basement. As we work to improve it, w...

April 18, 2012

Who Will Work in the Schools of the Future?

Note: Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. Chapman Snowden was really interesting last week, wasn't he? (Plus, he has such a cool name.) I loved that he pushed the tech industry to pay more attention t...

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