Published Articles & Media
What I Learned in 23 Years Ranking America’s Most Challenging High Schools
Most students are capable of much more learning than they are asked to do
Challenge Index 2020
Please see “What I Learned in 23 Years Ranking America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” by Jay Mathews, for a fuller account of the reasoning behind and history of these rankings.
Can it be used to hold schools accountable?
Work Hard. Be Nice.
The roots and reality of the Knowledge Is Power Program
The Philadelphia Experiment
The story behind Philadelphia’s Edison contract