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  • Granddaddy of KIPP Studies Shows More Success for Growing Charter Network0

    • September 18, 2015

    I can confess to you that something has made Eddie a little sad lately. That’s just the amount of crazy charter-bashing going on these days. Some of this craziness gets imported locally by reform opponents who twist themselves in knots to dance around their rage at the Jeffco and Thompson boards of education providing fair, […]

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  • Binding Thread? Four-Day School Week Research & Denver’s Roots Elementary0

    • September 15, 2015

    Sometimes a little edublogger sees two small interesting stories to cover, and leaves it to insightful readers like you to figure out the connection. Today is one of those somewhat interesting occasions. Let’s start over at Education Week, where a recent post by Liana Heitin caught my attention. A newly published study of 15 rural […]

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  • Of Successful Turnarounds, Heavy Hands, and Union Bargaining Power0

    • September 9, 2015

    It’s much better to have a light touch, rather than a heavy hand, from the state to exert efforts to improve schools. Colorado has its share of schools and districts in need of turnaround, with some serious options on the table (but delayed one year by a 2015 state law). Whenever possible, I always like […]

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