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...
Delaware Online | November 4, 2016
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.
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.
Salem Tab | March 25, 2016
When Paul Reville was selecting cities to participate in Harvard Graduate School of Education’s groundbreaking “By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity” initiative, he knew what he wanted. “We were looking for a number of cities around the country that have the kind of leadership that has a vision...