My Guv’nah Is Stronger Than Your Guv’nah

February 24, 2010 | Blog

Governors are an interesting group. Always. They are not interchangeable spirits. Just think of some of the characters and personalities…

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Using Value Added to Assess Teacher Effectiveness

November 6, 2009 | Blog

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — an organization not widely known outside of academia and technical policy…

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The Prison-Education Connection

November 2, 2009 | Blog

An article in today’s Chronicle Review covers a surge of scholarly interest in “prison studies.” The author does a nice…

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A Sociologist’s Place in Educational Reform

August 9, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm On Friday the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association held a small conference in…

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UPDATE: Budget Balancing For Dummies

June 19, 2009 | Blog

The Wisconsin State Journal has the update on this recent blog post (“Budget Balancing For Dummies”). Almost all state workers…

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Budget Balancing for Dummies

June 9, 2009 | Blog

I hate to pick on my state of residence, but sometimes it’s just too easy and too well deserved. A…

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Sanford is Stimulated

June 5, 2009 | Blog

Ed Week’s Politics K-12 blog reports that South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford will be forced to apply for federal stimulus…

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Here’s To Your Health

June 3, 2009 | Blog

The Wisconsin Governor’s School Health Award is a worthy initiative that recognizes schools for creating environments that promote student health…

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Whining Vouchers

June 2, 2009 | Blog

When school voucher advocates tell you that they support accountability for public dollars used to fund private education, check their…

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Stimulus Watch: Front-Loading and Favoritism

May 9, 2009 | Blog

Michael Griffith, senior finance analyst at the Education Commission of the States, has authored a fascinating policy brief detailing where…

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