Filed Under: Educational Leadership For A New Era, REEP, REEP White Paper, Rice White Paper, Rick Hess, Rick Hess Straight Up, White Paper
Posted by: REEP/Rice News
Hello REEP Blog Readers -
REEP launchedÂ a White Paper on our history this week, which is quite interesting to see the evolution of our program.Â Rick Hess was the lead author and has blogged about it today in his site.
Click here to read more about it.
Visit our website to download a complimentary full copy of the White Paper.
Post your comments below and let us know what you think.
Filed Under: achievement gap, education reform, Micaela Canales, Rick Hess, The Education Trust
Posted by: Micaela Canales
Perhaps even before the No Child Left Behind was passed, education reform became synonymous with four words: closing the achievement gap. In other words, this means bringing up the achievement of low-income and minority students so that it equals that of the achievement of their better-off peers. Many education advocacy groups, such as The Education Trust, sight this very statement as their goal in education reform. This goal of âachievement gap closureâ as the solution to American educationâs problems has left many with a bigger question: What exactly is the goal of American education? (more…)
Filed Under: AEI, Amanda Nicolo, Arne Duncan, Eddie Awards, Education Next, Education Policy, Eric Osberg, Policy Innovators in Education Network, Public Policy, Rick Hess, Secretary of Education, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Posted by: Amanda Nicolo
REEP is thrilled to hear of news of Rick Hess, REEP Summer Institute lecturer and faculty member, receiving two national nominations for an education âEddieâ award in the category of âMost Actionable Research.â (more…)
Filed Under: American Enterprise Institute, Education Next, Education Week, KIPP, KIPP Houston, Mike Feinberg, REEP Summer Institute, Rick Hess, Rick Hess Straight Up
Posted by: REEP/Rice News
REEP was thrilled to welcome Rick Hess back to Rice University a few days ago. Rick kicked off the last week of the REEP Summer Institute which focused on Innovation in the education industry. Rick is one of those high energy and thought-provoking presenters who easily connects with the audience keeping them totally engaged. Needless to say, our REEP students truly enjoyed his lectures and heated debates.
For those of you who donât know Rick, hereâs a little bit of his background.
Filed Under: American Enterprise Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Burbank Middle School, Center for Education Reform, Chris Barbic, Diane Ravitch, Don McAdams, Hogg Middle School, Howard Fuller, KIPP, Marshall Middle School, Michael Harrison, Michelle Rhee, Mike Feinberg, REEP Summer Institute, Rick Hess, Teach for America, Whitney Tilson, YES Prep
Posted by: Weezie Mackey
A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Harrison (Rice MBA Class ofâ 2010) came to Houston with Teach For America in 2001. He taught English and reading at Hogg Middle School for five years while earning his Masters of Education. Michael left the classroom and became an administrator at Burbank Middle School where he learned about the opportunity to earn a Rice MBA through the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).
âAfter three years of administrative experience, I had reached a point where I was looking for more of an academic challenge that would stretch my leadership capacity,â Harrison says. âI thought REEP would be an amazing opportunity to stretch my thinking and gain a different approach to education.â