Below is a sample of my recent (or favorite) work. More coming soon!

Recent Reports:

Legislative Testimony & Policy Recommendations:

Fact Sheets:

Education Adequacy Reports for the Arkansas General Assembly and Supreme Court:

“Teacher and School Leader Evaluations,” Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research (BLR), June 22, 2016

“Teacher Recruitment and Retention” and “Appendix: Teacher Survey Responses,” BLR, April 12, 2016

“Curriculum Frameworks,” BLR, December 15, 2015

“The Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program (ACTAAP),” BLR, November 3, 2015

“Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Arkansas Flexibility Plan,” BLR, September 15, 2015

Op-Eds:

“Slow the school waiver train,” The Arkansas Times, December 20, 2018

“Start early: Lay foundation for kids’ success,” with Jerry Adams, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, January 12, 2018

“Big Ideas for Arkansas: Give high-interest books to classrooms in Little Rock’s academically distressed schools,” The Arkansas Times, January 25, 2017

“Guest Editorial: The Lottery vs. Arkansas,”Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 27, 2009

Blog Posts:

“Get engaged in education advocacy in September,” Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), September 6, 2019

“AACF recaps new education laws on the books this week,” AACF, July 24, 2019

“Helping our littlest learners by supporting the early childhood workforce,” AACF, March 27, 2019

“Back to school means more than just the end of summer to many Arkansas kids,” AACF, August 17, 2017

Media Coverage:

“Issues that Matter: The State of Education in Arkansas,” KUAR/NPR, September 4, 2019

“Advocates give legislative update, discuss 2020 census,” The Sentinel-Record, July 25, 2019

“Report critical of discipline methods in Arkansas schools,” Public News Service, February 6, 2019

“Arkansas schools urged to reconsider punishments; advocacy group criticizes heavy use of suspensions,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 4, 2019

“At-risk kids swell Arkansas truancy rate,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, October 21, 2018

“Interview: Education effort.” Talk Business & Politics, December 12, 2016

“Here’s what we mean: On examining our own conscience,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial board, July 28, 2009