December 1, 2016

The significance of CASE’s endorsement

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research Several years ago, I became responsible for coordinating almost all the holiday shopping in my family. To this day, I’m not sure how or why that happened, but I do my best. Hunting […]
June 17, 2016

Evaluating educational programs: 5 tough questions to ask

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research Here’s something you probably know all too well—educators are inundated with all sorts of claims when it comes to the myriad of educational programs and software solutions that are available. Walking through a […]
August 6, 2015

No datum left behind: Making good use of every bit of educational data

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research “Just what do you do with all that data?” A superintendent asked me this question the other day, and I understand where she’s coming from. The educators in her district have put faith […]
April 30, 2015

Unlock deeper learning with foundational skills practice

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research Someday someone will write a retrospective book about the origins of the Common Core State Standards. It’ll be a story of policy and politics, testing, international benchmarking, and teaching. (Mostly politics.) This book […]