Karin Chenoweth

Posted Dec. 30, 2019

We May Finally Know What It Takes to Improve Schools

WHAT WE GOT RIGHT: When we think about school improvement efforts across the United States, it’s easy to tick off the spectacular, big-budget failures. Yet, while these boondoggles made headlines and dominated air time among policy wonks, a smaller, quieter and more sustainable set of successes began teaching the field some guiding principles for improving schools.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Sep. 9, 2019

The Biggest Threat to Public Education Is Still Its Insidious ‘Belief Gap’

For a long time school reform seemed to be winning the public argument about the failure of schools to prepare students academically. During that run,…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted June 13, 2018

This Small Federal Investment in Principals Could Pay Off Big

Here’s the good news: The field of education has the knowledge to make schools better. Not just a little better. A lot better. I know…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted June 21, 2016

Turning Around Artesia, Part 3: The Problem With Giving Fewer Tests

This is part three of a three-part series by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth on the remarkable turnaround of Artesia High School in Southern California. Read…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted May 18, 2016

Turning Around Artesia, Part 2: This School Figured Out How to Make It ‘Cool’ to Succeed

This is part two of a three-part series by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth on the remarkable turnaround of Artesia High School in Southern California. Read…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted May 12, 2016

Turning Around Artesia, Part 1: How Is This California High School Beating the Odds?

This is part one of a three-part series by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth on the remarkable turnaround of Artesia High School in Southern California. Read…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

No, Those Tests Won’t Hurt You, But They Should Be Fewer and Fairer

Recently, I wrote about the value of the information parents receive when their kids take common—or standardized—assessments. But I know that leaves some parents wondering whether…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted Apr. 19, 2016

Opting Your Kid Out? It Means Opting Out of Being a More Informed Parent

Some kids tell their parents everything that goes on in school. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. My kids certainly never did. My older daughter,…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted Mar. 30, 2016

We Can Learn Many Things From These Schools. ‘Separate But Equal’ Isn’t One of Them.

I recently learned that my work has been used as justification by school officials who advocate deliberately concentrating poverty in a few schools. My reaction…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted Mar. 11, 2016

WATCH: These Principals Will Make You Believe in the Power of Education

“I don’t think there’s a child out there who doesn’t want to learn and be the best they can be.” Those are the words of…

By Karin Chenoweth

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Dr. King Would Have Shined a Light on the Shame of ‘Progressive’ Cities. So Should We.

On the day that the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in 1968, he had become increasingly focused on the least of…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

I’ll Believe Chicago Is Progressive When We Close the Gaps for Black and Brown Kids

Shame on it all! In a new report, “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunities for All,” brightbeam…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Progressives, If We Really Care About Education, Then Let’s Act Like It

In the hallway of my apartment growing up in Brooklyn, there was a poster of a cover from the New Yorker Magazine entitled “View of…

By Zachary Wright 

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