2014 Conference Speaker – Author Rick Hess – Friday Morning

Raleigh - The NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools proudly announces speaker Rick Hess for our annual charter school conference April 3-5 in Raleigh.  Register today to hear Rick and other dynamic speakers while you network with other charter colleagues from across the state. t

Educator, Political Scientist and Author of …

“Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling.” 

An educator, political scientist and author, Frederick M. Hess on K-12 and higher education issues. His books include “Cage-Busting Leadership,” “The Same Thing Over and Over,” “Education Unbound,” “Common Sense School Reform,” “Revolution at the Margins,” and “Spinning Wheels.” He is also the author of the popular Education Week blog, “Rick Hess Straight Up.”

Rick Hess’s work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets such as Teachers College Record, Harvard Education Review, Social Science Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, American Politics Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Leadership, U.S. News & World Report, National Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and National Review.

He has edited widely cited volumes on education philanthropy, school costs and productivity, the impact of education research, and No Child Left Behind.  Hess serves as executive editor of Education Next, as lead faculty member for the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program, and on the review boards for the Broad Prize in Urban Education and the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. He also serves on the boards of directors of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 4.0 SCHOOLS and the American Board for the Certification of Teaching Excellence.

A former high school social studies teacher, he has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Rice University and Harvard University. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government, as well as an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, from Harvard University.


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