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Andrew J Rotherham

Schools should stay open over the summer this year, for the good of students, teachers & schools themselves. If there ever was a year to hit pause on a full-throated summer, this is it. It might be what we have to do to live up to the promise we made to students what seems like an eternity ago — last fall, when this school year started.

Sara Mead

Why do Sanders and some of his primary rivals think it’s good for government to fund community-based, nonprofit organizations to educate 2-year-olds but suddenly an enormous problem when children turn 5 and start kindergarten?

Hailly T.N. Korman
Andrew J. Rotherham

Too often, education leaders think of schools and programs serving students who have gaps in their education, who are early parents, who are incarcerated or recently have been, who need to work while they finish school, or who don’t fit in our mostly cookie-cutter schools as a distraction or a drag on performance. This excludes millions of kids from the education reform conversation. Read more from Hailly Korman and Andy Rotherham here.

Hailly T.N. Korman
Andrew J. Rotherham

Too often, education leaders think of schools and programs serving students who have gaps in their education, who are early parents, who are incarcerated or recently have been, who need to work while they finish school, or who don’t fit in our mostly cookie-cutter schools as a distraction or a drag on performance. This excludes millions of kids from the education reform conversation. 

Jay Mathews

Traditional teacher pension plans really only work well for about one-fifth of teachers. Jay Mathews, columnist at The Washington Post, highlights Bellwether's work on making pensions more equitable in his latest column.

Andrew J. Rotherham

Bellwether partner Andrew J. Rotherham interviewed polling expert and former white house Aide Greg Schneiders on the state of education in America./p>

Andrew J. Rotherham

We treat poor reading instruction as a problem of craft and assume that if we just make sure teachers know how to teach reading, the politics will take care of themselves. But what if it’s a political problem that lets the craft problem persist?

Andrew J. Rotherham
Richard Whitmire

Thousands of low-income Black and Hispanic parents relying on charter schools are on thin political ice as the conservative-liberal alliance to support charter schools begins to falter.

Chad Aldeman

The Iowa caucuses are bad for education policy. The policies favored by an unrepresentative sample of Iowans have an outside influence on our national politics. That has distorting effects, and not in a good way.

Andrew J. Rotherham

The polarized rhetoric about charter schools obscures the work both “sides” ought to be doing to better serve all kids.

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