Darleen Opfer serves as director of RAND Education and Labor, heading a 200-person staff that conducts research for major government agencies and private foundations. I recently chatted with Darleen about RAND and the state of education research in general.

The other day, I talked 22nd Century skills with Paul Banksley, TED talk phenom, founder of Tomorrows Are for Tomorrow, and Nobel favorite. Here are the highlights of my chat.

For the 2019 RHSU Public Influence finale, the top ten finishers for various academic disciplines, as well as the top junior faculty.

Here are the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, hot off the press!

In the spirit of full transparency, here's the detailed methodology for tomorrow's 2019 RHSU Public Influence Rankings.

On Wednesday, I'll be publishing the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, so I want to take a few moments today to explain the purpose of those rankings.

Just a heads up, next week we'll be running the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

As we bid adieu to 2018 and look forward to another year of tranquility and comity, it's time for my annual prognostications.

We took into account web traffic, reader reaction, our personal preferences, and the secret algorithm cooked up by the home office in Burbank, in order to bring you the very best of RHSU.

Every year around this time, my inbox overflows with highly similar holiday missives from advocacy organizations. So, in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I'd offer up a time-saving alternative.

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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