Interested in reading more? Here's a sampling of articles, commentary, and blog postings by and about Joanne Weiss.
ARTICLEs & Commentary
The Education Gadfly Blog, January 18, 2017. A Competitive School Choice Program that Puts Families First
The Education Gadfly Blog, January 17, 2017. School Choice that Puts Families First
Phi Delta Kappan, May 2016. States as Change Agents under ESSA (co-authored with Patrick McGuinn)
Educational Testing Service, March 2016. Reflections on the Race to the Top Assessment Program in The Road Ahead for State Assessments: What the Consortia Built, Why It Matters, and Emerging Options
The Education Gadfly Weekly, February 17, 2016. ESSA Accountability Design Competition: My big takeaways
Education Week, December 10, 2015. ESSA Cements the K-12 Obama-Duncan Legacy
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2015. Competing Principles
Education Next, Fall 2015. What Did Race to the Top Accomplish? Education Next Talks with Joanne Weiss and Frederick Hess
Education Next, Fall 2015. Innovative Program Spurred Meaningful Education Reform
TNTP Blog, October 9, 2014. The Widget Effect: Five Years Later
Center for Reinventing Public Education, September 26, 2014. The Long Road to Accountability
EdWeek, April 24, 2014. Policymaking and Innovation Mindsets
Homeroom, the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education, September 16, 2012. Wyoming Career Academy Feeds Local Demand for Energy and Health Care Workers
Harvard Business Review Blog, March 31, 2011. The Innovation Mismatch: "Smart Capital" and Education Innovation
U.S. Department of Education, April 17, 2010. Race to the Top Assessment Competition
Education Week Commentary, July 23, 2009. Education's 'Race to the Top' Begins
Interesting overview of the research on the 4-day school week. It’s more popular than I’d realized but cost savings… https://t.co/AWG0D0PBbr
KY Gov Bevin keeps schools in the cross-hairs as he wages a battle over eduction in this once-leading state. Insane… https://t.co/ijewwPTp4y
A good summary of teacher activism to-date this year. Fascinating watching this unfold, with more on the horizon. https://t.co/vr4aFdRBCU
This has been sitting in my to-read pile for a couple of weeks. Finally got to it & it’s great weekend reading! Gen… https://t.co/x7kFyt3Qoz
Examining states and cities have made statistically significant progress in multiple age and subject groups on… https://t.co/gY52pMUYrQ
Statewide teacher walkouts: union organized or populist actions? (Think March for Our Lives.) And if teachers can g… https://t.co/u4OeqqoP4Q
Weiss, Joanne and Patrick McGuinn. September 2017. The Evolving Role of the State Education Agency in the Era of ESSA and Trump: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future. Consortium for Policy Research in Education. (Also available here from FutureEd at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.)
Weiss, Joanne. January 2017. School Choice that Puts Families First. The Fordham Institute.
Weiss, Joanne and Patrick McGuinn. July 2016. The Evolving Role of the State Education Agency in the Era of ESSA: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future. Education Commission of the States and Aspen Institute Education & Society.
Weiss, Joanne and Patrick McGuinn. May 2016 (97: 28-33). States as Change Agents under ESSA. Phi Delta Kappan
Adams, Jacob, Christopher T. Cross, Christopher Edley, James W. Guthrie, Paul T. Hill, Michael W. Kirst, Goodwin Liu, Susanna Loeb, David H. Monk, Allan R. Odden, Joanne Weiss. 2008. Funding Student Learning: How to Align Education Resources with Student Learning Goals. Seattle: University of Washington, Center on Reinventing Public Education, School Finance Redesign Project
Weiss, Joanne. 2007. Conditions for Student Success: The Cycle of Continuous Instructional Improvement. Working PaperNo. 4. Seattle: University of Washington, Center on Reinventing Public Education, School Finance Redesign Project
Ito, Mizuko, Cathy Davidson, Henry Jenkins, Carol Lee, Michael Eisenberg, Joanne Weiss. 2007. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (A Six-Volume Series). Boston: MIT Press Journals
In the News
Education Next, Fall 2017. Louisiana Threads the Needle on Ed Reform
The74, April 6, 2017. The 25 Experts Joining Forces to Give State ESSA Plans a Harder Accountability Look
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2017. Social Innovation Comes to Pennsylvania Avenue
MLive (Michigan), February 14, 2017. What to Expect Now that Betsy DeVos is U.S. Education Secretary
Deseret News, October 21, 2014. It's 2014: Are all our Schools Proficient Yet?
NPR, October 11, 2014. It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed to be Proficient. What Happened?
Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2013. A Bridge to Somewhere: Education Panel Focuses on 'Democratizing Digital Learning'
Education Gadfly, August 28, 2013. By the Company It Keeps: Joanne Weiss
National Journal, July 16, 2013. Joanne Weiss, Chief-of-Staff
EdWeek, July 6, 2013. Joanne Weiss Leaving as Arne Duncan's Chief of Staff
Washington Post, July 11, 2012. Talking Leadership with Joanne Weiss, Arne Duncan’s Chief of Staff at the Department of Education
Aspen Ideas Festival, July, 2012. Will Technology Disrupt the Way We Learn? (Video)
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring, 2010. Joanne Weiss Q&A