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Public Education Missed the Data Revolution. It’s Time to Catch Up

2022-10-26T18:17:54+00:00

Data-free schooling means the system can’t learn as it goes and improve on what it does. It means students aren’t getting the full value from the nation’s investment in public schooling, write Marguerite Roza and Chad Aldeman. What can be done to chip away at this data desert?


Public Education Missed the Data Revolution. It’s Time to Catch Up2022-10-26T18:17:54+00:00

From Paying Parents to Transport Their Kids to School to Calling Out the National Guard — Innovating in the Face of a Bus Driver Shortage

2021-11-03T20:10:18+00:00

How districts react to unusual labor challenges like the bus driver shortage may tell us whether they can adapt to meet the moment and which, if any, will consider adopting innovations common in industries outside of education.


From Paying Parents to Transport Their Kids to School to Calling Out the National Guard — Innovating in the Face of a Bus Driver Shortage2021-11-03T20:10:18+00:00

The Big Bet on Adding Staff to Improve Schools Is Breaking the Bank

2020-08-03T20:25:42+00:00

By going all-in on staffing, we’ve crowded out other potential investments­ that can positively impact student learning. In this paper, Marguerite Roza writes that competing strategies should be viewed through the lens of which can do the most for students with the limited dollars at hand.


The Big Bet on Adding Staff to Improve Schools Is Breaking the Bank2020-08-03T20:25:42+00:00

School-level spending: Financial transparency coming to every community in 2018

2020-04-17T03:19:54+00:00

At the Education Writers Association National Seminar on June 2nd, hosted at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Marguerite Roza presented on new school spending reports emerging under the federal ESSA financial transparency requirement.


School-level spending: Financial transparency coming to every community in 20182020-04-17T03:19:54+00:00

Building SEA Productivity

2020-03-17T00:08:37+00:00

In this presentation state education chiefs heard about a basic framework for leading the productivity challenge that includes building a productivity data infrastructure, prioritizing flexibility, aligning funds with students, incentivizing innovation, and leading the change.


Building SEA Productivity2020-03-17T00:08:37+00:00

Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures, and New Savings

2020-03-16T16:33:28+00:00

Using wage and staffing data from states, authors project the financial and staffing implications of one innovative school model (the Rocketship lab rotation) to highlight potential impacts on the schooling workforce and total per-student spending.


Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures, and New Savings2020-03-16T16:33:28+00:00

Curing Baumol’s Disease: In Search of Productivity Gains in Public Education

2020-03-16T16:00:00+00:00

The authors discuss several areas in which labor-intensive businesses have improved productivity, but are absent in education. They conclude with a five-step agenda for finding the cure for Baumol’s disease in public education.


Curing Baumol’s Disease: In Search of Productivity Gains in Public Education2020-03-16T16:00:00+00:00