March 2019 Archives

Lynette Guastaferro is the CEO of Teaching Matters, which currently serves 237 urban schools. I recently talked with Lynette about the subsidiary program Early Reading Matters and efforts to improve how we teach reading skills.


The felonious conduct in the college admissions scandal is distinctly different from good parents trying to help their kids.


Maybe elite colleges should democratize opportunity and switch to lottery admissions. Here are seven questions and answers about how it would work.


Students who play high school sports get better grades, select more challenging courses, and are more likely to enroll in college.


Liz Chu is executive director of Columbia Law School's Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL), which trains graduate students from over 26 different professional schools for careers in education reform.


Over the last decade, 87 percent or more of the political contributions made by staff at leading school reform organizations went to Democratic candidates and causes.


Both Michael and Micheal Brown were born black boys. But the lopsided awareness of Michael's tragic story deprives our children of Micheal's inspiring living example, guest blogger Ian Rowe explains.


The non-marital birth rate to women age 24 and under was 71 percent in 2017. Here's what that means for educational outcomes and schools, according to guest blogger Ian Rowe.


Among educators, it is status quo to discuss academic gaps by the usual suspects of race, class, or gender. That comfort level vanishes when it comes to family structure, according to guest blogger Ian Rowe.


While approximately 10 percent of Australians live outside urban areas, the few students who attend rural schools have some of the fewest advantages. Here's how Australia has tackled that problem, from guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, and Matthew A.M. Thomas.


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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