On the state of the research on early word gaps and language development.
On whether or not we can safely reopen schools in person this fall (most communities probably can’t).
On the end of our longstanding paradigm for improving schools.
On district and charter schools working together.
On avoiding the false choice between addressing poverty and addressing educational inequities.
On how a summer of attacks rhetorical, substantive, and/or violent are impacting immigrant families and their children in U.S. schools.
Profiling Washington, DC’s universal pre-K program.
On a recent charter schools debate at a National Urban League summit.
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.’