An educator, political scientist and author, Frederick M. Hess studies K-12 and higher education issues. His books include "Cage-Busting Leadership," "The Same Thing Over and Over," "Education Unbound," "Common Sense School Reform," "Revolution at the Margins," and "Spinning Wheels." He is also the author of the popular Education Week blog, "Rick Hess Straight Up." Hess's work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets such as Teachers College Record, Harvard Education Review, Social Science Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, American Politics Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Leadership, U.S. News & World Report, National Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and National Review. He has edited widely cited volumes on education philanthropy, school costs and productivity, the impact of education research, and No Child Left Behind. Hess serves as executive editor of Education Next, as lead faculty member for the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program, and on the review boards for the Broad Prize in Urban Education and the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. He also serves on the boards of directors of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and 4.0 SCHOOLS. A former high school social studies teacher, he has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Rice University and Harvard University. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government, as well as an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, from Harvard University.
Amidst increased scrutiny for the Los Angeles Unified School District's push to provide every student and teach with an iPad, LAUSD Superintedent John Deasy and AEI scholar Rick Hess take a big picture look at education technology and how it can foster student learning and growth when used correctly.
This timely volume brings together prominent scholars and policy analysts to examine the pressing issues that will mark Common Core implementation. Whether or not you agree with the standards, the Common Core is coming, and this book will help policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders anticipate the challenges and take steps to address them.
The botched rollout of Obamacare should have education reformers and the general public questioning whether or not the same, fast-past style of implementing of the Common Core will yeild similar, shaky results. But, due to a lack of information, parents and teachers are only beginning to learn of the challenges that come with these new standards.
Today’s amplified focus on digital tools and solutions can make it seem as if a quick trip to the Apple store will answer the many problems educators face in the classroom. But today’s teachers and principals realize that the solution goes beyond the new devices themselves. Please join us as AEI's Rick Hess and Bror Saxberg discuss their new book.