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August 10, 2012

When Policymakers Attack: Two Key Lessons

Over at This Week in Education, the sharp-penned John Thompson offered his take on Monday's RHSU post (in which I advised educators to get over their policy allergies). Thompson wrote, "When 'smart, talented leaders complain about ill-conceived accountability systems,' Hess tells them to, 'get ove...

August 08, 2012

Thinking Policy: Four Tips for Educators

As I wrote on Monday, edu-leaders need to get over their distaste for policy. Let me say it again: edu-leaders are spending the public's money to serve the public's kids in public institutions. Educators are in the policy business, like it or not. This means, practically speaking, the only real que...

August 06, 2012

Edu-Leaders: Get Over Your Policy Allergies

Hidy, all. I'm back. I've been away teaching at UPenn and Rice, working with Clark County and the folks at UVA's turnaround program, and generally trying to catch up on writing that got stacked up while I was scrambling to finish Cage-Busting Leadership. Happily, I could once again turn RHSU over ...

July 29, 2010

Tackling That Stubborn Research-Policy Divide

Just spent the past couple days with a top-shelf group of young researchers that I hosted in a partnership with my good friends at the Fordham Institute. Together, we held the first gathering of the Emerging Education Policy Scholars (EEPS), which brought to D.C. about two dozen young scholars and ...

May 26, 2010

Assessing Rep. Chu's Attack on School Improvement Grant Program

California Congresswoman Judy Chu's office has issued a fierce indictment of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. The report, with pretensions of quasi-scholarly cred, has attracted the notice of some SIG advocates. Chu's analysis, with the assistance of a couple dozen exceptionally vague ci...

April 08, 2010

Making Sense of the New DC Teacher Contract

Yesterday, DCPS and the Washington Teachers Union announced that they had agreed upon a new contract for DC teachers. After two years of stop-and-go negotiations, punctuated by occasional rifts between outsized personalities Michelle Rhee and Randi Weingarten, they settled upon a five-year agreemen...

February 22, 2010

Influence Isn't Deference

I spent the weekend in Atlanta at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In gatherings like that, folks frequently ask me for thoughts about the policy process (which is amusing if you consider that I've never worked in government or, so far as I know,...

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