January 2018 Archives

I'm struck that our natural, admirable enthusiasm and yearning for "best practices" can turn destructive. It tempts us into an endless, circular search for solutions in which we never stop long enough to ask whether the search itself is misguided.

Today, I chat with Urban Assembly CEO Kristin Kearns-Jordan about her NYC-based organization, what they do, and some of the challenges they've faced on timely questions like graduation rates and school discipline.

Yesterday at AEI, along with my friend and colleague Mike McShane, I hosted a conference on "Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned." After spending a day noodling on the subject, I thought I'd share a few takeaways.

For the 2018 RHSU Public Influence finale, the top ten finishers for various academic disciplines, as well as for junior faculty.

Here are the 2018 RHSU Edu-Scholars Public Influence Rankings, hot off the press!

In the spirit of full transparency, here's the detailed methodology for tomorrow's 2018 RHSU Public Influence Rankings.

On Wednesday, I'll be publishing the 2018 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, so I want to take a few moments today to explain the purpose of those rankings.

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.

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

The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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