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

Katrina Boone

The need for school choice for native families is urgent, with the potential to revive and protect native cultural identity.

Bonnie O'Keefe

Pesidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet’s leadership as superintendent of Denver Public Schools from 2005 to 2009 was a major turning point in the city’s educational trajectory, marking the beginning of a reform strategy that fundamentally changed the shape of the school system and contributed to notable gains in graduation rates and student achievement.

So how does Bennet view those district reforms now, and how does he propose to translate the lessons from Denver to the national level?

Lina Bankert
Lauren Schwartze

A merger may be a valuable strategic path for schools and education nonprofits. If leaders capitalize — with appropriate caution — on the opportunity, they can accelerate progress for the students and communities that need it most.

Alex Spurrier

All families deserve to choose the best educational path for their children, but right now in Louisville, that right is reserved only for the wealthy.

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

Without state investments in new funding and technology, qualified school bus drivers will continue to choose jobs in other industries. Students and families will suffer as a result.

Alex Spurrier

Drivers and communities can and must do more to ensure that students are just as safe outside the bus as they are inside. 

Tanya Paperny

Understanding why culture-based education is particularly important for the resilience of Native youth.

Gwen Baker
Lauren Schwartze
Bonnie O'Keefe

Despite enormous effort across the education sector over many years, persistent and pervasive gaps in educational access, engagement, and achievement exist for students across the country. Through our research, we found that three key things are true of schools that succeed at accelerating growth among students who start off below grade level. 

Max Marchitello
Diana Cournoyer

If schools in juvenile-justice facilities are a young person’s last chance to get back on track, our latest research shows that these institutions are failing. Students in juvenile-justice facilities often don’t have access to even the most basic classes, and Native American youth in these settings are more disadvantaged than others.

Lauren Schwartze

Lessons from a visit to Hollister Prep, a public charter school in  California which serves a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and achieves remarkable results, partly through its use of data-driven instruction.