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    By Andrew J. Rotherham

    TIME.com -- State schools are increasingly recruiting out-of-state students who pay higher fees. But is this fair?

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    President Obama sparked much debate in Washington with his plan to grant states waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), conditional on their willingness to embrace certain reform proposals. State leaders have cheered the president’s decision to offer them much-needed relief from onerous requirements. Key Republican leaders have blasted the move as overstepping executive authority. Is the president right to issue conditional waivers? Are the conditions themselves a good idea? In this forum, Martha Derthick and Andy Rotherham weigh in.

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    New Bellwether – Aspen Institute program recognizes leaders working to improve the teaching profession and their own leadership skills

  • Publication
    By Andrew J. Rotherham

    TIME.com -- Our nation’s schools are a larger cause of economic inequality than investment banks and CEOs.

  • Publication
    By Jitinder Kohli, Center for American Progress

    Government agencies need to be more innovative, especially when tackling social issues like poor educational attainment, crime, or homelessness. Over the last five weeks, this series has set out five keys to unlocking an innovation culture: leadership, finance, permeability, incentives, and planning.

    But where should an agency that wants to promote a culture of innovation start? Today we set out four initial steps agencies can take to launch a culture of innovation.

  • Publication
    By Andrew J. Rotherham

    TIME.com -- Do they earn too little — or too much? The pay question has no easy answers

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    By Jitinder Kohli, Center for American Progress

    Planning Is the Fifth and Final Ingredient to Promoting a Culture of Innovation in Government Agencies

  • Publication
    By Andrew J. Rotherham

    TIME.com -- The two most common criticisms about charter schools are that A) many of them aren’t that good and B) the good ones can’t be replicated to serve enough kids to really make a difference. TIME got an exclusive first look at the most comprehensive evaluation of charter school networks ever...

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    By Vicki Sellick, The Young Foundation

    Two Specific Ways to Better Align the Incentives for Innovation in Government.

  • Publication
    By Andrew J. Rotherham

    TIME.com -- No Child Left Behind may have been faulty, but we still need to close the achievement gap.

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    By Kristina Costa, Center for American Progress

    Making your agency or organization into a center for innovation requires nothing less than a cultural transformation. You must change your agency from a cloistered, bureaucratic environment to an open and free-flowing organization committed to finding the best innovations.

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    By Andrew J. Rotherham

    TIME.com -- Removing the lowest performing educators would pay big dividends, but saying so invites charges of "teacher bashing".

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