If SEL boosters want to avoid morphing into another case study of how easy-to-like ideas turn into "who could have seen THAT coming?" quagmires, I think they have some work ahead.
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Even education reform can feel bureaucratic sometimes. But recently there have been promising greenfield developments in the area of school choice.
March 19, 2015
A reader's response to Friday's column makes me want to talk more about scaling simple and complex solutions.
March 13, 2015
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August 02, 2013
I just spent a terrific few days out in Denver with AEI's Ed Policy Academy. We had twenty promising doctoral students from a slew of disciplines and institutions out, along with some of my favorite scholars and thought leaders. A pretty good way to spend four days, if you get the chance. One of t...
June 10, 2013
I spend a lot of time at various national, state, and local edu-conferences. It seems that that, no matter how thoughtful the organizers and no matter the gathering's politics or point of view, they all tend to feature a lot of really long stretches of tedium. Now, let me make three things abundant...
May 20, 2013
As I noted on Friday, I spent the latter part of last week out in Clark County, Nevada, talking with local leaders and the local Public Education Foundation. The Clark County School District, which encompasses Las Vegas, is the nation's fifth-largest school system (serving 310,000 kids). After two...
May 17, 2013
I spent yesterday out in Las Vegas at the Southern Nevada Leadership Summit, where the Clark County Public Education Foundation was hosting school, system, and business leaders. (Full disclosure: I'm a senior fellow for the Foundation.) One of the speakers was Newark superintendent Cami Anderson, w...
February 15, 2013
So, it's been three years since I started writing RHSU. Other than some of the bizarrely ad hominem commentary, it's been terrific. But it's also a bit wearying, and I'm in need of a bit of a break (especially as I do the requisite road show and writing around Cage-Busting Leadership). So, here's th...
February 08, 2013
We believe in the promise of data--but as a tool, not as a talisman. We offer various suggestions on this count.