Education News, Analysis, and Commentary

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Implementation Versus Idea

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:00:49 +0000

Guest blogger Mike Goldstein writes: 1. Rick Hess once wrote “Life is an implementation problem.” Yes, it’s true some strategies/ideas are better than others.  But what’s universally (okay, mostly) true is all advocates — whether for curricula like Core Knowledge or Success For All, pedagogy like project-based learning or Doug Lemov’s taxonomy, expenditures/time whether universal […]

A Different Kind of Diversity: Too Many Introverts?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:18:35 +0000

Guest blogger Mike Goldstein, sharing only his personal views, writes:  Let me try out an idea.  Good chance I’m off target here. 1. Per this very provocative series, I wonder about a different type of diversity among ed reform leaders: a. Are they mostly data-and-technology-loving introverts? b. If yes, does that matter? 2. I am a data-and-tech-loving […]

NOLA Unification

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:32:22 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger Mike Goldstein. Background here.  AEI here.  Kira Orange Jones here.  Andy Smarick concern here.   “NOLA had been leading the nation on the two essential elements of systemic reform. First, most of the city’s public education space was defined by the separation of operation and authorization; in the RSD, no entity was […]

Yearning for Earnings

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:52:14 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger, Mike Goldstein. 1. Let’s briefly revisit Will Dobbie and Roland Fryer’s excellent July 2016 paper.  They found (among other things) that kids who attended No Excuses charter schools in Texas didn’t have appreciably higher earnings later in life. Those of us who support these schools should ”wrestle” with that result. […]

Nerd Unity?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:11:47 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger, Mike Goldstein.  Hi folks - Greetings from Boston. I am terrible at predictions. But it seems safe to predict that after this election, there will be calls for unity. My question: Is there some sort of quickie “unity” federal research agenda among competing ed advocates that can be […]

Goldstein’s Gonna Go Wild!

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:07 +0000

Long time readers know that among the myriad fantastic guest bloggers we’ve been fortunate to host here one stands apart for having the most history – Michael Goldstein. Back in the day we’d check in on Goldstein Gone Wild around the absurdities and the nuance of education policymaking. He  founded MATCH, led a variety of […]

Sturgill Simpson, Valerie June, And Education – There Is A Link!

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:25:53 +0000

I review Sturgill Simpson’s show in DC this week for GratefulEd. Some education parallels?

Do An Act of Contrition And Lay Off The Common Core Math, New Teacher Preparation Regs & Old Politics, NAACP And Charters, DC Charters, Max Marchitello Is Not Buying Wallet Hub’s Pension Math, Chad Aldeman Is Not Buying Teacher Shortage Math, TNTP, Aspen, CCSSO And More!

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:30:47 +0000

Check out some edujobs down the page, some good ones. From BW: Julie Squire with more about D.C. charter school boards and their impact. Max Marchitello on why teachers should grab their wallets before trusting Wallet Hub’s data on teacher pensions.  The Department of Education released its long awaited teacher preparation regulations. “It is, quite simply, […]

Edujob: Director, Planning And Analysis @ELeducation

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:05:50 +0000

Here’s an interesting edujob in an evolving and exciting organization: Director, Planning And Analysis for EL Education: The Director of Planning and Analysis is a newly-created position that will design and implement systems, structures and strategic recommendations to support the efficient functioning of EL Education’s School Team, the organization’s partner-facing team of coaches, curriculum specialists […]

Bellwether Gets Personal In The Atlantic, WaPo, And A New Paper, Mead On Going Early, Schmitz With Must Read Kansas, Squire In The Detroit News, Bradford On Charters And Race, Autism In VA, Hiring In Chicago, Class Dojo, MS Story, LA Story, Chainsaws, And Science! Plus More.

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:40:47 +0000

New Bellwether report looks at personalized learning and rural schools. Potential, barriers, and context! For The Atlantic Tanya Paperny reports out what this looks like on the ground in Maine (bonus, includes lobsters!). While you’re at it check out Paperny in The Washington Post on being out as a student and a teacher.  Also from […]