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By Gianna Cacciatore 12/15/2020 9:27 AM EST
Mona Ford Walker with a student at Winship Elementary
One Boston public school, two HGSE school leaders, and the ingredients of whole-school change.
By Jill Anderson 08/04/2020 4:29 PM EDT
PELP group
The Public Education Leadership Project works with districts — such as the Los Angeles Unified School District — to spur innovation and improve outcomes.
By Jill Anderson 10/04/2019 9:41 AM EDT
Janice K. Jackson
Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, discusses the challenges — including a looming teacher strike — of leading the country's third largest school district.
By Andrew Bauld 08/29/2019 2:33 PM EDT
Ann Mantil
Grad conducts first formal study of 50-year-old school integration program.
By Jill Anderson 02/27/2019 9:02 AM EST
Supreme Court
University of Chicago Law School's Justin Driver reflects on the history of Supreme Court education rulings and foreshadows legal issues that may be percolating in public schools today.
By Nancy E. Hill 01/22/2019 8:59 AM EST
Illustration by Laurent Cilluffo
How Boston’s bold attempt to increase equity and reduce student travel time by giving families smarter options didn’t quite work — but could.
By Meg Campbell 01/15/2019 4:43 PM EST
School Bus
Meg Campbell, C.A.S.'97, was a member of the Boston School Committee when the revamped assignment policy was put in place. She shares some of the committee's thinking, and her hopes, at the time.
By Jill Anderson 07/16/2018 3:43 PM EDT
BPS image
In a new report, HGSE’s Nancy Hill probes the inequities in Boston’s school assignment policy.
By Jill Anderson 09/14/2017 2:47 PM EDT
Darienne Driver
With determination and creative thinking, alum Darienne Driver is leading Milwaukee Public Schools into a bright future.
By Matt Weber 08/17/2017 2:12 PM EDT
School Hallway
John Merrow, Ed.D.'73, former education correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour," shares insights from his new book "Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education."