Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst
Lessons on how from four pioneering districts
The education research community needs to create a supply of research findings that are of immediate relevance to workaday decision-making
How the federal government can achieve equity
Crossing the Finish Line by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson
As reviewed by Russ Whitehurst
Brianna and her four-year-old classmates are sitting in a circle around their preschool teacher. The teacher asks, “Who can tell me what they’re going to do when we go to our play centers?” “I’m going to work with Play-Doh,” Brianna answers. “Tell us what you’re going to make,” her teacher responds. “I want to make […]
Towards a more productive way of measuring students’ “soft skills.”
Two aspects of a Trump administration create the prospect of significant disruption in the way things have been.
Grit is a personality trait, not a skill to be taught. It is highly heritable. We have no validated interventions for teaching it that can be used by schools.
We may be in a transformative period fueled by a kind of restlessness that nobody is getting accountability right, the achievement problem remains, and ideas are not manifold about what to do next.
There are flaws in new teacher evaluation systems that need correcting.
How is it that different individuals could look at the same research and come to such different conclusions?
Have you noticed that the testing and accountability movement is in a bit of trouble?
Poor children deserve effective programs, not just programs that are well-intentioned.