David Osborne

Guest Blogger

Director, Reinventing America’s Schools Project-Progressive Policy Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

David Osborne is the director of the Reinventing America’s Schools Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. As of September 2017 (the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first charter school), his new book on education reform has been released, “Reinventing’s America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System.” Osborne is the author or co-author of seven books, including, “The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis” (2004); “The Reinventor’s Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government” (2000), “Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies For Reinventing Government” (1997), “Reinventing Government” (1992) and “Laboratories of Democracy” (1988). He has also authored numerous articles for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, The New Republic, Governing, Education Week and other publications.

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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Posted Dec. 22, 2017

Got Questions About Education Reform? I’ve Heard Them All.

As I travel around the country on a 24-city book tour, giving talks and meeting with education reform leaders and…

By David Osborne

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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