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January 12, 2011

"What We're Trying to Say Here..." Media Training Tips for Teachers

Note: Roxanna Elden, author of See Me After Class, is guest posting this week. Roxanna is a National Board Certified high school teacher and a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. When my book came out last year, I started reading up on media training (had to get ready for all those TV interviews...

January 10, 2011

Five Words and Phrases that Sound Different to Teachers

Note: Roxanna Elden, author of See Me After Class, is guest posting this week. Roxanna is a National Board Certified high school teacher and a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. Many thanks to Rick for inviting me to guest blog this week. I'll try to stick to the subject I know best, which is t...

January 07, 2011

Beyond Value-Added Models...Getting the Mechanics of High-Stakes Teacher Effectiveness Policies Right

Note: Dan Goldhaber, an economist and professor at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. I've had a lot of opportunity lately to talk with both Race to the Top states and other states and localities that are working on incorporating student achievement measures into their teache...

January 05, 2011

Seniority-Based Layoffs, Can't We Do Better?

Note: Dan Goldhaber, an economist and professor at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. Today I'm joined by my co-author, Roddy Theobald, and we are going to do a little self-promotion in the context of talking about teacher layoffs. Few recent issues in education have garner...

January 03, 2011

The Standard of Evidence for Change

Note: Dan Goldhaber, an economist and professor at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. When Rick asked that I guest blog, I wasn't too sure that I could be pithy, coherent, and interesting--I'll let you judge. Either way, this is a terrific forum for making points that I've li...

December 31, 2010

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars

I'm about to take a few weeks hiatus. I'll be departing the pulse-quickening rhythms of D.C. (just kidding, just kidding) for more tranquil, reflective environs. Anyway, the good news for you is that, while I'm gone, I'm going to hand over the RHSU keys to a few special guests. This means you get...

November 05, 2010

Bipartisanship and the Case of the Missing Moderates

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest-posting this week. He can be reached at [email protected] In the wake of Tuesday's "shellacking," the President and Secretary Duncan have already promised that bipartisanship will be the nam...

November 03, 2010

Quick Takes on Election Results

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest-posting this week. He can be reached at [email protected] Now that the election results have had a few more hours to percolate, I thought I'd offer some quick reactions (look for a more syst...

November 03, 2010

Echoes of 1994

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest-posting this week. He can be reached at [email protected] In the wake of yesterday's remarkable Republican surge, it's hard to resist making the analogy to 1994. The Democrats' situation i...

November 02, 2010

Policy Promises and Political Turnover

Note: Andrew Kelly, a research fellow in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest-posting this week. He can be reached at [email protected] Today's the day, folks. Yesterday we talked House and Senate. As of 5:00 pm Monday night, Buck was up 3 points on Bennet in Colora...

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