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Between the Synapse

Between the Synapse

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September 25th 2014:Teaching the Teachers

Part Two of Between the Synapse's series on education enters the fierce debate over teacher quality with American Enterprise Institute scholars Rick Hess and Michael McShane, co-editors of Teacher Quality 2.0 - Toward a New Era in Education Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2014). In this just released volume, Hess and McShane explore how current practices may affect the next generation of innovative teaching by arguing that, “much cutting-edge work in teacher quality is happening in nontraditional environments such as online or hybrid learning, where teacher roles can be very specialized, o

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Michael Q. McShane

Michael Q. McShane is a research fellow in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the co-editor, with Rick Hess, of "Common Core Meets Education Reform" (Teachers College Press, 2013) and Teacher Quality 2.0 - Toward a New Era in Education Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2014). He is also the coauthor of "President Obama and Education Reform: The Personal and the Political" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012). His analyses have been published widely in technical journals and reports including Education Finance and Policy and he has contributed to more popular publications such as Education Next, The Huffington Post, National Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education,
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Rick M. Hess

Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Rick M. Hess is an educator, political scientist and author. His books include "Cage-Busting Leadership," "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," "The Same Thing Over and Over," "Education Unbound," "Common Sense School Reform," "Revolution at the Margins," and "Spinning Wheels." Along with Michael Q. McShane, he is the co-editor, "Common Core Meets Education Reform" (Teachers College Press, 2013) and Teacher Quality 2.0 - Toward a New Era in Education Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2014). He is also the author of the popular Education Week blog, "Rick Hess Straight Up," and is a regular contributor to The
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