We’re Not Just Doing Distance Learning, We’re Teaching Through a Crisis

When I last wrote about mentoring in January 2020, I discussed how it built stronger connections…

President-elect Biden Announces His American Rescue Plan

We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and…

2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence: Top Tens

Yesterday, we unveiled the 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Of course, over the years, readers have…

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and…

There Is a Right Way to Process Current Events With Your Students

The certification of the electoral votes from the 2020 election was already going to be a…

The 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

Today, we unveil the 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, ranking the university-based scholars in the U.S.…

Covid-19 Could Be the Moment We Turn to School Choice as a Road to Equal Opportunity

Nothing in the historical record has disrupted American schools quite like Covid-19. Millions of students will…

The 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Scoring Rubric

Tomorrow, I’ll be unveiling the 11th annual 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, recognizing the 200 university-based…

No Austerity Politics

Republicans didn’t care about the deficit when it came to tax breaks for billionaires. We cannot…

What It Takes to Be an Effective Public Scholar

The exercise starts from two simple premises: 1) Ideas matter, and 2) People devote more time…