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April 05, 2018

A Response to Larry Berger's 'Confession' on Personalized Learning

There's a healthy tension between the promise of personalized learning and the perils of ill-conceived curricula, models, and pedagogy. And I think it's safe to say that the more plainly, openly, and respectfully that we wrestle with all of this, the better off students and schools will be.

January 04, 2018

8 Education Stories We'll Be Reading in 2018

As we wade into 2018, I thought I'd give my not-so-famed prognostication skills a spin. Here's my best guess at eight education stories we just may be reading in the year ahead.

January 02, 2018

My Education Resolution for 2018

In 2018, I resolve to speak my mind while recognizing that plenty of smart, thoughtful, informed people are inevitably going to see things differently.

December 26, 2017

The Top 10 RHSU Columns of 2017

With 2017 about to go in the books, it seems a propitious time to take a moment and reflect on the "best" of RHSU from the past year.

December 21, 2017

Santa's 2017 Naughty and Nice List for Education

In the spirit of the holidays, I reminded Santa that one of the nice things about education is that precious few people really are "against the kids." And that's nice.

July 07, 2017

Would David Duke Really Say That?

I can't help thinking that the center has come undone, in no small part, because mainstream, time-tested, once uncontroversial conservative sentiments have been labeled offensive by the same voices who wonder what happened to the responsible right.

June 27, 2017

Godspeed, Mitchell Chester

Mitchell Chester, the longtime Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, a good man, and a true friend, passed away Monday evening. I'll always remember his passion for doing.

February 13, 2017

A Rorschach Test for Bias in Education Scholarship

A simple Rorschach test to gauge how far apart we really are in determining what constitutes ideological bias in education scholarship.

December 29, 2016

Seven Reflections on School Reform in 2017

As we look ahead to the dawn of a new year, here are seven things to keep in mind for 2017.

December 27, 2016

The Top Ten 2016 RHSU Columns

With 2016 about to go in the books, it seems a propitious time to take a moment and reflect on the "best" of RHSU from the past year.

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