Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he's learned after a half century in education.


In a world increasingly dominated by screens, it's easy to think we know people we've never met. Standing in for the actual person is the two-dimensional cutout we've constructed from what we've seen online.


Guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Jacob Kirksey discuss how changes in immigration policies under the Trump administration sometimes play out in schools.


Guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Madeline Mavrogordato discuss how evidence from school choice shows the value of disaggregating data and asking sharper questions.


Guest blogger Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj discusses her research regarding the equity implications of student-transportation policies in the context of school choice.


Guest blogger Andy Saultz shares what he has learned through balancing his role as an ed. policy researcher engaging with literature reviews and methodology and as a state legislative candidate talking with voters.


Guest blogger Andy Saultz explains why he thinks policymakers need to incorporate teacher voices and experiences into decisionmaking to bolster success.


Guest blogger Andy Saultz explains that clear goals, built-in local decisionmaking, flexibility, and community involvement are the keys to the Student Success Act's success.


Teachers need coaching from proactive and intentional leaders who see everything in their buildings as their responsibility, writes guest blogger Michael Sonbert. Until then, teachers will bear the brunt of our national criticism.


Guest blogger Michael Sonbert explains that the biggest trend in teaching today is that teachers aren't teaching. Until this issue is addressed, other education conversations are a waste of breath.


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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