When I look at my daughter’s summer vacation, her experiences fit together like a brilliant patchwork quilt. She is enjoying several weeks of summer camp, interesting travel with family and friends, horseback riding at her favorite stable, and a week at the beach. Throughout these experiences, she is being stimulated...
Providence Journal | August 10, 2017
Usable Knowledge | August 4, 2017
What does it take to prepare all children to come to school ready to learn? To answer this question, we’ve been thinking about how radically children’s lives differ outside of school, and what it would take to provide individualized support and learning so they can all succeed.
U.S. News & World Report | February 27, 2017
A sunset cruise along Boston's Charles River unravels the story and strengths of this state which opened the first public park, the first colonial college and the first American subway. The spire of Harvard Memorial Church rises majestically near the columns of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the Cambridge...
Nature Human Behaviour | February 14, 2017
Education reform in the United States has stalled and persistent achievement gaps remain. The challenges of overcoming socioeconomic disadvantages cannot be ignored if we are to develop an education system that will prepare all students to be productive members of the twenty-first century.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | January 17, 2017
Education reform, which has been vigorously promoted by business and government leaders over the last quarter century, has yielded some progress for America's students, but has failed to achieve the central goals of American public education: excellence and equity. Despite numerous initiatives and deep investments, we face a situation in...
Betsy DeVos: A Fierce Advocate for Choice Who Will Face a Fight with Congress and Unions to Push Through ReformTES USA | November 24, 2016
Like Donald Trump, incoming education secretary Betsy DeVos believes school choice will transform America's mediocre public school system, says Harvard professor Paul Reville. But with a lack of evidence to support its effectiveness she may have to find other answers.
Delaware Online | November 4, 2016
We need to acknowledge that schools, as now constituted, are generally not a strong enough intervention to overcome the many disadvantages of poverty. To be sure, some individuals triumph over the odds, but there continues to be a strong correlation between socioeconomic status and educational achievement and attainment. As a...
EdWeek | October 11, 2016
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, top business and government leaders in the United States rallied together around school reform. Their vision stemmed from a belief that transforming education was a necessary economic-development strategy to improve global competitiveness.
EdWeek | May 11, 2016
Education policy in the United States has taken a turn in a new direction, and anyone with a stake in public education should celebrate this. Policymakers increasingly recognize that stresses related to student poverty—hunger, chronic illness, and, in too many cases, trauma—are the key barriers to teaching and learning.
Real Clear Education | March 25, 2016
I am lucky to be privileged. I plan my daughter’s summer weeks like a brilliant, patchwork quilt. She gets several weeks of summer camp, some interesting travel with family and friends, a big chunk of days horseback riding at her favorite stable and a week at the beach.