The Top 10 RHSU Columns of 2017

By 12/27/2017

With 2017 about to go in the books, it seems a propitious time to take a moment and reflect on the “best” of RHSU from the past year.

Santa’s 2017 Naughty and Nice List for Education

By 12/22/2017

Santa rang the other night in a state of frustration; the rubric just isn’t all that clear about how to tell naughty from nice.

Laptops in the Classroom: An Open and Closed Case

Do professors who study education policy allow their students to use laptops in the classroom?

Helping High-Ability Kids from Disadvantaged Backgrounds in 2018

By 12/21/2017

‘Tis a time of celebration, reflection, gift-giving, and—swiftly thereafter—planning and resolving for the year to come.

Three Cheers for Impostor Syndrome

By 12/20/2017

I’d love to see more of us show less certainty when it comes to the analyses and prescriptions we so confidently offer.

In the News: What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

By 12/19/2017

Half of the graduates missed more than three months of school last year, unexcused.

New Evidence on School Choice and Racially Segregated Schools

School district policies that allow parents to easily choose a school for their children can lead to schools that are more segregated than would be the case if school assignment were based entirely on zip code.

In the News: The Charter-School Crusader

By 12/18/2017

Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy, and the growth of charter school networks more generally are the subject of a thoughtful essay by Elizabeth Green in the Atlantic.

Plain Talk and School Reform

By 12/15/2017

We’ve discouraged practitioners from talking plainly about practical challenges—and made it hard for them to be heard when they do

Empowering Parents to Help Schools

By 12/15/2017

Parents are an untapped resource for reform. It’s time to give them—to give us—a voice.

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