Tomorrow, I'll unveil the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Today, I want to review the scoring rubric.

On Wednesday, I'll publish the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Today, I want to explain the purpose of the rankings.

Just a heads up, next week we'll be running the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

What lies ahead for education in 2015? Here's my best guess at some of the key edu-headlines in 2015.

Based on reader traffic, Twitter, and our own biases, here are 10 RHSU highlights from 2014.

On Monday, I described the opportunity for a Christmas truce in the education reform wars. Today, I offer 4 concrete steps to achieve it.

Too many people in education have caricatured their opponents and are stuck in ideological trenches. I offer ideas for a Christmas Truce, like the one in World War I.

2014 will end without Congress taking action on ESEA, but we should have hope for 2015. Here are a couple major areas that the new ESEA should address.

It's an easy trap: we see a problem and feel compelled to intervene. The federal government too often errs toward involvement, including with RT3 and NCLB waivers.

In April, Washington State's NCLB waiver was revoked. I reached out to officials and policymakers to hear their reactions and explanations.

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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