REEP is thrilled to hear of news of Rick Hess, REEP Summer Institute lecturer and faculty member, receiving two national nominations for an education ‚ÄėEddie‚Äô award in the category of ‚ÄúMost Actionable Research.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe winner will be named by the Policy Innovators in Education Network in Seattle on September 27, 2011. Nominees were chosen and voted upon by select policymakers, education reformers, and on-the-ground advocacy groups.
The two works nominated are:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Stretching the School Dollar (Harvard Education Press, 2010), enables school, district, and state education leaders cope with the recent budget crisis by providing concrete advice on managing for cost-effective performance., Edited by AEI Director of Education Policy Studies Frederick M. Hess and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Eric Osberg and contains valuable contributions from the some of the nation‚Äôs leading thinkers on educational efficiency. The work has been cited by influential figures such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Bill Gates
Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Innovation (2009), a collaboration between AEI’s Hess, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for American Progress, is also nominated for most actionable research. The report offers an unprecedented look across the landscape of educational innovation in the fifty-states and provides policy recommendations for creating ripe conditions for creative problem solving in our nation’s system of education.
‚ÄėWe’re obviously flattered,‚Äô Hess said of the two nominations. ‚ÄėThe aim of all our work is to provide tough-minded, actionable, and policy-relevant thinking and research that can help us seek ways to better serve all our nation’s children.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Frederick Hess is a nationally regarded expert in education policy, known for his examination of a range of educational issues, from entrepreneurship to collective bargaining. He is a faculty associate of the Harvard University Program in Education Policy and Governance, a board member for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence, and serves on the review board for the Broad Prize in Urban Education. He is Executive Editor of Education Next and author of the highly-watched Education Week blog ‚ÄúRick Hess Straight Up.‚ÄĚ Rick formerly taught high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.
¬†We‚Äôre fortunate to have Rick‚Äôs involvement and thought-partnership during the Summer Institute, and we‚Äôre wishing him the best of luck in his nomination. Way to go, Rick!