Reformers: We Must Be Much Bolder to Reach Every Child with Excellent Teachers

October 14, 2011 – Here’s a simple idea: put excellent teachers, the top 20 to 25 percent who achieve well over today’s “year of learning progress,” in charge of every child’s learning—consistently. In this Education Next blog, Bryan and Emily Hassel propose “a bolder alternative that might actually induce our nation to achieve widespread learning excellence”.

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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...