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 Apr. 10, 2021

EXPLAINED: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? You may have heard it as the “second big COVID stimulus,” but the actual name is…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Science Is Finally Beating Covid. Now Let’s Give It a Chance to Help Kids Read.

Before the pandemic, approximately one million children, year in and year out, ended fourth grade at best barely able to read. It’s anyone’s guess what that number looks…

By Kate Walsh

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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

We Have No Idea What This Year Has Been Like for Our Kids

One year ago, my now-kindergartener left his bustling and diverse transitional kindergarten classroom with sensory learning areas designed for academic and social skills development to…

By Sonya Heisters

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