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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.

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

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

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

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Three Financing Principles to Guide Social Innovation

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TIME.com -- Sounds like a great idea. But public schools might have more in common with the Boston Red Sox than the Oakland A's.

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Leadership Is the First Key to Unlocking an Innovation Culture in Government

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Five Key Elements to Promoting an Innovation Culture in Government

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TIME.com -- If the eagerness to demonstrate some bipartisanship on education turns into a stampede, it’s not hard to see common ground between what Republican governors, Republican leaders in Washington, and the Obama Administration want — and that means a lot less accountability ...

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