Opinion

How Semantics Are Steering Dropout Rates in Education

June 3, 2016

A recent piece in the New York Times, Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares, has drawn considerable reaction from the education community. I shared my position on edCircuit to discuss the behind-the-scenes semantics of education politics

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Vaccines Continue to Be in Crosshairs Nationally

June 3, 2016

A story came out, local to the Nashville area, that doesn’t seem to have received much attention nationally. Again, vaccines are the center piece to a discussion that seems to ebb and flow with each day. Here is what John

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Insuring Autism Care Closes Gap

May 13, 2016

Interesting developments in an ever-evolving landscape of care and coverage for so many families across the country.

-Mark

Study suggests insurance mandates help close gaps in autism care

Children with autism are more likely to get diagnosed and receive services

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How Educational Leadership Can Impact Students

May 13, 2016

Thought this was a fantastic story about the power of leadership in education from the StarTribune.

-Mark

How Roosevelt High School principal keeps the students coming back

By Alejandra Matos

Roosevelt’s Michael Bradley: “People sometimes say, ‘I never saw

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Can We Count on Research to Help Education?

May 3, 2016

This story brought my co-author John McLaughlin out of his “chair.” I think that recent research findings heighten the need for informed practice in education policy and practice. Check out John’s opinion, below, and a portion of a story from

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IPPY Silver Award 2016!

April 29, 2016

What a fantastic honor for both me and John! These are important discussions that so many in education need to be having to provide collective impact to students, families and communities across the country. Thank you to everyone for the

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