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Read the latest news articles and press releases about Bellwether below.

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.

Andrew J Rotherham

We ask textbooks to do too much and there is no way around the centrality of good teaching.

Mary K. Wells

Communities across the country are embroiled in charter school battles, from a D.C. debate about charters, data and transparency to the latest round of Chicago teacher strikes. These debates almost always devolve into the familiar charter-versus-district narrative that paints a false choice between the two school models.

Chad Aldeman

As educational achievement has flatlined, attainment rates have risen. It’s easy to dismiss them, but don’t. They have value, too.

Andrew J. Rotherham

Bellwether partner Andrew J. Rotherham was interviewed by Greg Richmond, formerly of Chicago Public Schools and more recently the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. They talked about how education is such a powerful a lever for change, what Andy’s learned since he was younger, and why data are so often weaponized in this sector.

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