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Recent Posts by Eric Lerum

March 04, 2014 posted by Eric Lerum

How Does Our State Policy Report Card Measure Up?

Over the past number of years, several education reporting and advocacy organizations have contributed to the growing education policy debate by releasing national reports. But what do these reports show? And how can they be a resource for policymakers and education leaders?  Read More»

January 14, 2014 posted by Eric Lerum

Introducing our 2014 State Policy Report Card

I feel like that camel in the car insurance commercial, going around asking everyone, “Guess what day it is!?!” It’s Policy Report Card day!  Read More»

December 18, 2013 posted by Eric Lerum

TUDA Results Demonstrate Urgent Need for Reform

Today the National Council on Education Statistics released results from the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA).  Read More»

November 07, 2013 posted by Eric Lerum

What We Should Learn from the 2013 NAEP Results

The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results provide some of the strongest evidence yet that investment in student-centered education reforms improves student achievement. Read More»

October 17, 2013 posted by Eric Lerum

New Study Shows Teacher Evaluations in D.C. Are Working

Every child deserves a great teacher. That’s why our schools need policies that support teachers’ development, keep our best teachers in the classroom, and counsel consistently ineffective teachers out of the classroom. Read More»

September 04, 2013 posted by Eric Lerum

Teacher Evaluations: What We Lose With an All or Nothing Approach

A Response to Mike Petrilli  Read More»

August 08, 2013 posted by Eric Lerum

Key Takeaways from New York’s Test Scores

Yesterday New York released its results on a new Common Core-aligned assessment, which—as expected—showed a substantial decrease in performance from previous years. Read More»

July 01, 2013 posted by Eric Lerum

Policy Changes in Tennessee Prioritize Excellent Teaching

Last week, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman, along with the state board of education, accomplished another pair of policy changes that focus on excellent teaching. These changes improve educator licensure and compensation, both key levers for reform. Read More»