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Our team blogs regularly on a broad range of topics related to education reform and provides a blend of leading-edge perspectives. One of Bellwether’s greatest strengths is that diversity of viewpoint is encouraged among the partner team and throughout the organization. Everyone at Bellwether is committed to dramatic improvements in our public education system, but internally there are different views about how to accomplish that work. As a result, the views expressed in these blogs should be considered to be those of the writers rather than organizational viewpoints of Bellwether or of any organizations or individuals with whom Bellwether works. Likewise, outgoing links do not constitute any type of endorsement of other websites or organizations.

Ahead of the Heard

The Bellwether team blog, Ahead of the Heard, features regular commentary, analysis, and original insights from our staff.

Beth Rabbitt and Gwen Baker

Imagine a team of teachers and school leaders reviewing recent student data from math coursework and progress assessments: “We see a significant difference between the data for Black male scholars versus other students. What can we do to close these gaps?” In the education reform world, we often think of pursuing a problem like this […]

The post Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building Redesign Muscles for Durable, Equity-oriented Change appeared first on Ahead of the Heard.


Andrew Rotherham provides education news, analysis, and commentary through his widely read blog, 


Wallerstein…he’s a known commodity around here with the fish. And in the ed sector with this firm.

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Teacher Pensions, a project of Bellwether Education Partners, provides high-quality information and analysis to help stakeholders – especially teachers and policymakers – understand the teacher pension issue and the trade-offs among various options for reform.