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  • Report Madness! A Breakdown of This Week’s Charter School Reading0

    • December 4, 2014

    As a junior education policy explorer, I’ve noticed a couple of things. First, education stuff is complicated. Second, complicated education stuff leads to a whole bunch of reports and studies. Lastly, those reports  and studies tend to come in spurts—a fact that often results in a whole lot of reading for yours truly. Let it […]

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  • For More Educational Freedom, I’ll Give Up (Figurative) Ed School Explosions0

    • November 11, 2014

    Explosions are cool effects to watch in the world of make-believe. But blowing things up in real life is generally a bad idea with lots of potentially bad consequences. Somebody could get hurt. So it’s probably not surprising that I got a reaction from Rick Hess’s latest blog piece, “A Better Path than ‘Blowing Up’ Schools of Education.”

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  • Buckle Up for the Ride, Colorado: The Testing Issue Isn’t Going Away Soon0

    • October 24, 2014

    Tests in schools, tests in schools. Why do I have a strange sort of feeling this issue isn’t riding off quietly into the sunset any time soon? First, we’ve got the entire hot mess known as Common Core (or maybe we should just follow Governor Hickenlooper’s advice and rename it “Colorado Core”?) and the new […]

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  • Building a Well-Rounded Education: Field Trips and Hamlet with Dr. Jay Greene0

    • October 23, 2014

    Sometimes my mom pokes fun at my dad for being a little portly. His response is always the same: “I’m just a well-rounded individual.” But while my dad’s goal (every year) is to make himself narrower around the middle, that may be exactly the opposite of what we want to see in our children’s education. […]

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  • Colorado More Leader than Laggard: A Report Card Eddie Can (Mostly) Enjoy0

    • September 12, 2014

    If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you probably know I have a fondness for report cards. A certain kind, anyway. Just as long as it’s not my report card going home to my parents about my performance. Seriously, though, I like to talk about report cards related to education policy — […]

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  • Disrupting Class Means Future Change for School System, Teacher Unions0

    • January 5, 2010

    So with this new year of 2010, I’m really thinking all futuristic. Yesterday it was brain skills testing. But what about technological changes that promise to transform our education system?
    That’s what Harvard professor Clayton Christensen writes about in his 2009 book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. If you […]

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