ESSAYS AND ARTICLES
The New York Times
The Community School Comes of Age
The model is expanding rapidly. Is it a fad, or the future?
To Make America Richer, Help Poor Children
Recent research shows that social safety net programs benefit everyone.
When Your College Has Your Back
How two universities moved the needle on graduation.
What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager
Quality preschool boosts math scores and college readiness.
Don’t Suspend Students. Empathize.
Discipline can be a lose-lose proposition. Here’s a different method.
Ending the Curse of Remedial Math
A better way to teach students who think they’re “not cut out” for college.
Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These?
Betsy Devos, a fan of charters, should book her ticket to Tulsa, OK now.
How to Pick a Preschool in Less Than an Hour
If anyone says “stay within the lines,” grab your kid and flee.
Text Your Way to College
Too Many Students from poor families get accepted into college, but they never show up. This is a low-cost solution.
Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
Small Interventions can help Under-performing college students thrive in the classroom and Re-think their place in the world.
The Los Angeles Times
If You Want Better Schools, Don’t Evaluate Teachers, Coach Them
How an inner city San Francisco school reinvented Math teaching
How community colleges can boost student success
A low-cost way to enlist parents’ help in reducing absenteeism
Spending more on disadvantaged students makes a difference
The Washington Post
How this Chicago After-school Program Helped Shift the Arc of Kids’ Lives
— For the Long Term.
Thirty years later, the impact of an inner-city program is still being felt.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Don’t Reward Privilege in Admissions
The college admissions scandal has been catnip for journalists and irresistible reading for the rest of us
Governor Newsom’s Budget Skimps on All-Important Prekindergarten
Whatever happened to ‘preschool for all’?
America Faces a Colossal College Dropout Problem. Here’s What to Do About It
Foster kids are often consigned to remedial classes, reducing their chances of graduating – but some schools are rewriting this script
The New York Daily News
Hard-learned Lessons About Busing
The Biden-Harris debate scrap aside, desegregation of public schools remains a moral imperative