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...
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | January 17, 2017
Providence Journal | January 12, 2017
"In the 1960s, people were inspired to achieve the moon landing," Elorza told the crowd at E-Cubed Academy. "Our moonshot today is about public education. It's the right time to engage the entire community to become the highest-performing district in the entire country. It's possible if we bring in every...
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.
Harvard Ed Magazine | August 23, 2016
When it comes to making change in school, we shouldn't look at educators alone to shoulder the burden.
The Atlantic | May 23, 2016
When it comes to the story of Massachusetts’s public schools, the takeaway, according to the state’s former education secretary, Paul Reville, is that “doing well isn’t good enough.”
Usable Knowledge | May 20, 2016
Even as various reform efforts have sought to address the inequities of educational outcomes in the United States — leading to some improvements in specific areas — deep and persistent gaps in opportunity and achievement remain.
Harvard Magazine | May 18, 2016
Education experts and political leaders from across the country gathered at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE) on Tuesday for the first convening of a new initiative that seeks to combat inequality in American K-12 education.
Harvard Gazette | May 18, 2016
They had seen the statistics before. A depressing batch of data on how poor kids don’t perform as well, or achieve as much, as children who grow up financially secure. Higher dropout rates. Dismal SAT scores. Lower wages. A shorter life expectancy.