Youth Civic Competencies
Mitigating COVID-19 Learning Loss
New York Times (2022). Back to School, But Still Learning Online.
Education Week (2020). Students Lost Time and Learning in the Pandemic. What 'Acceleration' Can Do to Help.
Sarah Cohodes (2020). A Better Fall is Possible. The Atlantic.
WISE (2020). High-Stakes Test Preparation in a Time of COVID-19.
School Turnaround & State Takeover
Boston Globe (2022). School takeovers by the state haven't worked, Globe analysis shows.
Commonwealth Magazine (2022). State takeover of school districts no 'silver bullet.'
Boston Globe (2022). Boston Public Schools should go into receivership.
Chalkbeat (2022). Who's in charge? Adams 14 crisis challenges state accountability system.
Chalkbeat (2021). Struggling schools don't get a boost from state takeovers, study shows.
Providence Journal (2019). Mass. City, similar to Providence, widely recognized as a success story after state takeover.
School District Turnaround in Lawrence, MA
Boston Globe (2018). Intractable school challenges awaiting state’s new education commissioner.
WBUR Radio / Boston's NPR News Station (2018). Jeff Riley Will Be Massachusetts' New Education Commissioner.
Education Exchange Podcast (2018). School District Turnaround in Massachusetts.
WBUR Radio / Boston's NPR News Station (2018). In Lawrence And Boston, Jeff Riley Seen As An Unconventional Innovator.
Harvard Usable Knowledge (2016). Takeover to Turnaround: What States and Schools Can Learn from the Massachusetts Takeover of the Lawrence Public Schools.
Fox News Boston (2016). Lawrence Students Choose School Over Vacation.
Education Week (2015). State Takeover Gives Mass. District a Fresh Start.
Harvard Gazette (2014). A Rising Tide: New Data Shows Troubled Public School System Turning Around.
Portfolio Management Model of District Governance
WBUR Radio / Boston's NPR News Station (2018). School Vacation 'Academies' Aim For 'Adrenaline Shot' Of Progress For Struggling Students — And Teachers.
Matthew Kraft (2015). What if Every Struggling Student had a Tutor? Rick Hess' Straight Up, Education Week.
School Reforms in Newark, NJ
The Economist (2019). Cory Booker Helped Turn Round Newark Schools.
Boston Globe (2018). Zuckerberg, Chan donate $30 million to literacy effort.
USA Today (2017). What did Zuckerberg's $100 million buy in Newark? A bit of progress.
Education Week (2017). Closures, Charters Drove Newark School Improvements in Reading.
Inside Philanthropy (2017). Second Look: Was that Newark School Reform Effort Really Such a Failure?
New York Times (2014). Grading Teachers, With Data From Class.
Education Week (2014). Companies Honing Tools to Survey Students About Teachers.
Dallas Morning News (2015). Survey Reveals Dallas ISD Students Like Their Teachers, but Not What They're Teaching.
Education Week (2013). Harvard, SurveyMonkey Offer Tool to Weigh Parent Engagement.