The 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Scoring Rubric

By 01/17/2017

Here are the details on how the Edu-Scholar rankings are calculated.

The Five-Tool Scholar

By 01/16/2017

On Wednesday in this space, I’ll be publishing the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Today, I want to take a few moments to explain the purpose of those rankings.

In the News: Text Your Way to College

By 01/13/2017

In the New York Times, David Kirp writes about efforts to raise college enrollment and graduation rates among students from poor families by texting the students regularly with helpful information and reminders.

Civil Society and Job Training

By 01/13/2017

Instead of trying to use public policy to develop training programs for the workforce of the future, let’s instead rest our hopes on a vast array of small-scale, nimble, local solutions crafted by civil-society actors.

Six Unifying Education Policy Ideas for 2017

By 01/12/2017

We won’t make progress on education if we keep pushing our same old ideas. Let’s make 2017 the year for inventiveness, evidence, and humility.

Who Will Provide Quality Control for Dual Enrollment Courses?

By 01/12/2017

A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.

In the News: New York City Confirms Plans to Close or Merge Nine Renewal Schools Next Year

By 01/11/2017

In New York City, education officials announced that they will be closing 6 schools and merging three others after the schools, which were part of the Renewal program, failed to improve.

The Pitfalls of Uniform, State-Run Public Education

By 01/11/2017

A review of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School by Ashley Rogers Berner

A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse

By 01/11/2017

Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.

What Are the Options for States Dealing With Unfunded Pension Liabilities?

By 01/11/2017

Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.

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