Education News, Analysis, and Commentary

Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:28:42 +0000


Edujob: Senior Director of District and School Development @ Buck Institute For Education

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:28:42 +0000

Into PBL? Then this edujob might be just for you: The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is the industry leader in providing professional development and support services related to Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and […]

You Want Context? We’ve Got Context. NAACP And Charters, Teacher Prep, And More! Plus School Naming, Marmot Slapping, And What’s Betsy DeVos Been Up To?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:28:32 +0000

Yesterday I took a look at school choice history, which doesn’t really fit the narratives various political factions are advancing. It’s more complicated – and more interesting – than that. Matt Barnum on the same issue here. Charters Two quick thoughts on the NAACP charter school issue that is at the fore today. First, more […]

School Choice History And School Choice Politics

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:50:35 +0000

AFT President Randi Weingarten set off a firestorm last week with some comments and arguments about how school choice is really a new effort to segregate schools. It was noxious, yes, but not entirely wrong on the history. But the history is a lot more complicated than Weingarten and those who do her bidding let […]

Big News From BW, Rural Ed Tech, Race And School Choice, RFA On ESSA, EWA On Diversity, Kristof On Bridge, Alligators, More!

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:43:47 +0000

Big news from Bellwether today – we’re launching a new organization. Last week I wrote about how “rig to flip” is good advice for education and life as well as on rivers and how we’re doing the opposite for too many college students. Scroll down the main page for some edujobs. Bellwether’s Taylor Seale on ed […]

Edujob: VP Of Authorizer Development @ NACSA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:51:38 +0000

Here’s an interesting edujob with a lot of leverage on a key issue in the education sector: Vice President of Authorizer Development at the National Assocation of Charter School Authorizers: NACSA is launching a new, five-year strategic plan, designed to use data and evidence to ensure that authorizing practices and policies lead to better student […]

Rig To Flip

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:12:03 +0000

As humans we’re conditioned to alleviate rather than cause anxiety. It’s a good instinct. But it might be hurting us in higher education with big downstream effects. I take a look that in U.S. News & World Report today: Tap Tapley, the legendary Outward Bound instructor, is said to have described the crux of the experiential […]

Edujobs: Communications Strategy Associate @AYPF

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:02:09 +0000

The American Youth Policy Forum is hiring for a communications strategy associate. Longstanding organization with a storied history the sector. From the JD: The Associate will develop the overall communications strategies both for AYPF overall and for specific projects, with input from other staff as appropriate. This will entail developing a plan for assessing and refining […]

Are The Robots Coming? Is The K-12 Sector Allergic To Accountability? Cheating In DC, College Access, David Harris Goes TEDx, Claudio Sanchez On ESSA, Jeff Walker On Systems Entrepreneurs, Curbing Eliteness, Cow Horse, More!

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:59:37 +0000

Scroll down this page for a lot of great content thanks to some guestblogging last week on a range of issues including school transportation, DeVos and ESSA accountability, The Learning Landscape, early childhood education, pensions, and more. Robots! So, once upon a time a brilliant and innovative American thought the phonograph would replace teachers. Why have […]

Three Ways States Can Innovate School Transportation

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:33 +0000

This week Eduwonk features guest posts from different members of Bellwether’s Policy and Thought Leadership team who lead some of our most impactful work. The post below is by Jennifer O’Neal Schiess and Phillip Burgoyne-Allen. Since its passage in December of 2015, much attention has been paid to the flexibility that the Every Student Succeeds Act […]

Should We Take Betsy DeVos Seriously or Literally?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:00:31 +0000

This week Eduwonk features guest posts from different members of Bellwether’s Policy and Thought Leadership team who lead some of our most impactful work. The post below is by Chad Aldeman. During last year’s presidential campaign, there was an intellectual debate about whether we should take then-candidate Trump at his literal word, or if he should be […]