Looking at my blog from Tuesday, it appears as though education isn't that big of a deal for voters this election. But looking back at the polling numbers in the past few elections, turns out it's not so big a surprise.

Education has been largely absent during this year's presidential contest, but how important is it to the public?

President Obama's final State of the Union was surprisingly quiet on education policy, so I got the scoop on some nixed lines.

I spent last week up at the Harvard Ed School teaching my class, "Debating Education Policy," and had a few takeaways.

For the RHSU Public Influence finale, we release the top tens for different academic disciplines, along with junior faculty.

Check out the RHSU 2016 Public Influence Rankings, hot off the press!

In light of the soon-to-be-unveiled RHSU Public Influence Rankings, I'm giving you a rundown of the ranking rubric.

On Wednesday, I'll be publishing the 2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, so I want to take a few moments today to explain the purpose of those rankings.

Next week we'll be running the 2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings—here's a bit on what to expect.

Despite my shabby record as a prognosticator, people continue to ask if I've any thoughts on upcoming events in 2016. I'll give it my usual shot.

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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