Freelance

I’ve freelanced commentaries and stories for U.S. News & World Report, All Things Considered, the Christian Science Monitor, Education Week, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, TCS Daily, Philanthropy Magazine, Reason Magazine, Stanford Magazine and Stanford Business Magazine. I’ve also written on the development of state academic standards for the Fordham Foundation, on special education in charter schools for the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education and on rigor for  the Hechinger Institute at Teachers’ College at Columbia University.

Here are some links:

Community college stories, U.S. News & World Report, December, 2011 to May, 2012

Profit-making colleges work to avoid tougher regulation, Miami Herald, Nov. 8, 2010

Understanding and Reporting on Academic Rigor, Hechinger Institute, June 2009

Hopes, Fears and Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2008, Center on Reinventing Public Education at University of Washington, December 2008

The Best of Students, the Worst of Students, Education Week, Sept. 5, 2008

The Education of Jaime Capellan, Lexington Institute, June 17, 2008
How Good is Good Enough?, Lexington Institute, May 18, 2007

The State of State Standards 2006, “It Takes A Vision,” Fordham Foundation, Aug. 29, 2006

The Carnegie of School Choice, Philanthropy Magazine, September/October 2005

Effective Techniques Work in Any Language, San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 2007
‘We’re Not Good Now But We Can Do Better,’ San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 15, 2006
The Write Stuff, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2005
The Way It Is Today Isn’t How It Was: If the Facts Aren’t Right, Bloggers Are All Over It, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 26, 2004
More Money for Schools Doesn’t End the Problems, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 12, 2004

An inside look at what works, what’s missing when test scores determine lesson plans, San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 17, 2007

Baby Steps, Stanford Magazine, September/October 2004

Starting from Scratch, Christian Science Monitor, July 6, 2004
The Internet Offers Teachers Online Help with Lesson Plans, Christian Science Monitor, April 24, 2004
A Tutor’s Victory: A ‘Helpless Doll’ Comes Alive, Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 24, 2004

‘F No Es Fabuloso’? Beating the Scholastic Odds, TCS Daily, Dec. 6, 2005
Rigor-Free Research, TCS Daily, Sept. 27, 2004

Threatened by Success: A Charter School’s Fight Against the Education Establishment and Watching the Numbers, Reason Magazine, February 2002

Travel:
Secrets of the French Underground, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 26, 2002