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Ideas matter. In addition to our work with clients, Bellwether Education Partners generates and gathers ideas and policy solutions, analyzes ongoing reform efforts, and writes about and discusses education and education reform. We believe that the work we do to improve education for all students benefits from thought leadership, analysis, and thoughtful discourse around emerging ideas, in order to help challenge leaders and leading organizations to think differently and improve, to coordinate efforts where possible, to inform policymakers and improve the political and policy context, and to share successful approaches with the public education field at large.

Publication -- Three reasons the candidate’s school-choice proposal is less provocative than it seems.

Publication -- Pension reform will help cities balance budgets, but will their schools still be able to attract talented teachers?

Publication -- [R]ather than trying to squeeze a few more STEM students from populations that can already choose STEM if they want to, perhaps policymakers should focus even more on giving currently under-served populations the ability to make a STEM choice in the first place.

Publication -- Taxpayers are spending $36 billion a year on federal college grants. Here’s why the program is in serious need of an overhaul.

Publication -- A look behind the hysteria about debt-saddled college graduates.

Publication -- A radically simple solution to improving science education in America.

Publication -- Much of the uproar about the reading comprehension test was based on bad information.

Publication -- When it comes to school reform, both candidates have a party-base problem.

Publication -- Rejection is hard for everyone, but especially sensitive high schoolers. Here’s how to put it in perspective.