Khan Academy: Not Overhyped, Just Missing a Key Ingredient—Excellent Live Teachers

June 13, 2011 – Rick Hess was right to question the simplistic hyping of Khan Academy’s online video lectures in his Straight Up post. But on the Education Next blog (this blog is no longer available on the Education Next website), Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel argue that he’s only got it half-right: it’s less a matter of OVER-hyping than MIS-hyping the true potential of what Khan is doing.

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The Original Personalization App—Great Teachers

September 17, 2012 - In this post for Education Next, Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel focus on the new District Race to the Top criteria requiring all applicants to meet an "Absolute Priority" for learning personalization that includes "expand[ing] student access...

Expanding the Impact of Excellent Teachers

August 16, 2012 - Public Impact's Bryan Hassel teams up with Celine Coggins of Teach Plus in this Commentary for Education Week. They argue that school reform efforts that do not expand the impact—and number—of excellent teachers are bound to fall short. Schools must...

How to Pay Teachers Dramatically More, Within Budget

July 30, 2012 - In this Education Next post, Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel explain the findings of Public Impact’s recent financial analyses aimed at determining how much more schools could pay teachers—within budget—just by putting excellent teachers in charge...