This disheartening commentary from The Hill observes that the responses to the pandemic and a faltering economy are increasingly becoming defined simplistically by partisan affiliations rather than by science, evidence or circumstance. From where I sit, this is a dangerous development that could lead us down a self-destructive path that will make recovery all the more distant and difficult. And suddenly schooling has been thrust into middle of this political debate over how to protect public health while reinvigorating the economy....
In this recent WaPo article, Eric Gordon, chief executive for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District said it best, “We have to have a recovery plan for education … I’m really worried that people think schools and colleges just flipped to digital and everything’s fine and we can just return to normal. That’s simply not the case.” Indeed, the recovery process for learning loss will result in a “generation of students forced to play catch-up, perhaps for years to come”. And for the most vulnerable students...
During this time of catastrophic danger and disruption throughout our country and around the world, people of all walks of life are posing existential questions about the future even while hoping almost desperately for things to just return to normal. Perhaps it is human nature to yearn most intensely for order and the old status quo when those uncontrollable feelings of uncertainty and chaos are most pervasive. But with each passing day of this unprecedented crisis it becomes clearer that there will be no return or...
Charles Desmond, chief executive officer of Inversant
In January, 2016, Dr. Charles Desmond, a senior fellow at the New England Board of Higher Education and a higher education policy advisor to former Governor Deval Patrick, was appointed chief executive officer of Inversant, a Boston-based nonprofit that helps families learn about and save for college.
Since 2011, Dr. Desmond has served as a Senior Fellow at the New England Board of Higher Education. In this capacity, he works with the President and the NEBHE board and team...
Some clips from long ago
Check out the Democratizing Evidence web site here
In February 2017, the William T. Grant Foundation convened a group of education leaders to explore an important issue: how to expand and diversify stakeholder participation in the production and use of research evidence in education policy and practice. The premise of the convening was that the ongoing development of an education system that values equity and excellence depends on the active and informed participation of key stakeholders. Inspired by this notion of democratizing...
Claus von Zastrow has held senior positions in education policy and research for more than 15 years. He currently oversees efforts at Education Commission of the States to improve statewide longitudinal data systems and provide state-by-state data on STEM education.
Before joining ECS, he was chief operating officer and director of research at Change the Equation (CTEq), where he led initiatives to publish data on STEM education and scale the nation’s most effective STEM education programs to millions more children across the country....
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
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About the Organization
Founded in 2005 to support research on education policy and practice, the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) has established itself as a specialist research organization focused on the investigation of causal questions critical to effective educational practice. Guided by a...
Craig Wacker is a strategic partner at EDGE Consulting Partners and serves as a senior fellow at FutureEd, a solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University. Previously he was strategy lead for the Raikes Foundation’s student agency program, a portfolio focused on leveraging mindsets and other nonacademic factors in support of learning. He has also served as a senior program officer with the MacArthur Foundation, where he designed and launched a new $75 million strategy to reverse mass incarceration and managed portfolios in...