On how the public hasn’t yet decided how to measure the effectiveness of early education programs.
Profiling Washington, DC’s universal pre-K program.
Talked 2020 education proposals with the Fordham Institute’s David Griffith and Michael Petrilli.
On the promise of–and problems with–the current crop of 2020 campaign education ideas. ‘At present, absent a comprehensive, urgent agenda, millions of American kids at schools like Oakland SOL continue muddling through. This is public education in America, where things are not as they should be, but that’s just about all we’ve come to expect.’
On Kamala Harris’ teacher pay increase proposal and the 2020 K-12 conversation.
On advances in the learning sciences and the stickiness of the status quo.
On different data sources on your kids’ school(s)
Of Courtney Mykytyn, integration activist and founder of Los Angeles’ Integrated Schools.
Of Arne Duncan’s new book.
On Quebec’s “family policy”—universal parental leave, child allowances, and child care programs that help parents get back to work and (ideally) support children’s development