I wrote this piece for a conference on ‘scaling up’ at Vanderbilt in October 2015. Scaling up essentially uses knowledge gained in one context or several related contexts and casts it more broadly to other and larger contexts. There’s more to it of course, but the question is whether what works in one locale, for […]
I posted this piece in March 2017 as part of the Brookings ‘Evidence Speaks’ series. The piece contrasts the negligible results of a massive Federal infusion of funds for school improvement and recent studies that have measured how equalizing spending within states affected student outcomes.
The upshot is that money does matter, but going […]
I posted this piece back in December 2016 as part of the ‘Evidence Speaks’ series for Brookings. Teacher observations take a lot of time and energy, but as I argue in the piece, what we’ve measured to date suggests we are observing teaching in ways that do not connect to student learning. Enjoy.