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AEI fellow Michael Q. McShane takes a hard look into NYC mayor Bill de Blasio's “moratorium” on co-locating charter schools in New York City Public Schools, calling them "screwy building-use policies."
The Common Core has been hailed as a state-led effort, but, with increasing pressure from the Administration to adopt the standards, AEI scholar Frederick Hess questions whether or not this reform can still be touted as "state-led."
Amidst increased scrutiny for the Los Angeles Unified School District's push to provide every student and teach with an iPad, LAUSD Superintedent John Deasy and AEI scholar Rick Hess take a big picture look at education technology and how it can foster student learning and growth when used correctly.
In this book, Rick Hess and Bror Saxberg show you how to become your school's learning engineer. Using cutting-edge research about learning science as a framwork, you'll learn how to identify specific learning problems that need solving, devise smarter ways to address them, and implement technology-enabled solutions.
With an emergence of federal and local education policies being placed on schoolhouses across the country, the teacher voice is more important than ever. Teachers are the ones who can, ultimately, make such policies a success or call out their failures, but just how can they make their opinions heard?
After the administration's stimulus money ran out, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is unable to continue his former methods of incentivizing states to implement new policies. He has now turned to NCLB waivers, making deals with states that they just can't refuse.
School, system, and state leaders can do much more than they often realize but tend to be hindered by a “culture of can’t” in which urban legends, misinformation, and undue caution stop them from doing what they think will be best for students. What are some of these myths . . . and what’s the real story?