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January 13, 2021

LPI Scholars Recognized for Having High Impact on Policy and Practice in Annual Rankings

This is an interesting item, you may recall that last year when this was released I did a revised K-12 Online Learning Version (see methodology we used here).  Be sure to keep reading below.

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2021 RHSU Rankings Show LPI Scholars Continue to Have Big Impact on Education Practice and Policy

LPI scholars continue to make significant impact as they work to further access and equity in education. This year’s RHSU Edu-Scholar rankings, released on January 6 by Education Week, featured 28 LPI senior fellows, board members, and authors. This honor is given to 200 out of 20,000 eligible university-affiliated scholars making valuable contributions to educational policy and practice through their work.

Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a blogger at Education Week, compiles the list with the help of a 28-member selection committee. Hess calculates impact based on a wide range of metrics: Google Scholar score, book points, highest Amazon ranking, syllabus points, education press mentions, web mentions, newspaper mentions, Congressional Record mentions, and Followerwonk’s “Social Authority” score (which measures Twitter impact).

The 2021 list features 28 LPI affiliates—including President Linda Darling-Hammond at #3—who have been engaged in LPI research, outreach, and policy development in a variety of ways.

Bruce D. Baker, Rutgers University (#65)
W. Steven Barnett, Rutgers University (#55)
David Berliner, Arizona State University (#50)
Prudence L. Carter, University of California, Berkeley (#170)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University, Learning Policy Institute (#3)
Patricia Gandara, University of California, Los Angeles (#55)
Howard Gardner, Harvard University (#7)
Gene Glass, Arizona State University (#21)
Kris D. Gutiérrez, University of California, Berkeley (#119)
Richard M. Ingersoll, University of Pennsylvania (#99)
Kirabo (Bo) Jackson, Northwestern University (#149)
Susan Moore Johnson, Harvard University (#22)
Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley (#165)
David Kirp, University of California, Berkeley (#87)
Michael W. Kirst, Stanford University (#106)
Helen (Sunny) F. Ladd, Duke University (#48)
Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison (#2)
Carol D. Lee, Northwestern University (#114)
Henry M. Levin, Teachers College, Columbia University (#42)
Julie Marsh, University of Southern California (#164)
Jal Mehta, Harvard University (#139)
Pedro A. Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles (#11)
Jeannie Oakes, University of California, Los Angeles (#73)
Gary Orfield, University of California, Los Angeles (#29)
Aaron M. Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia University (#135)
Sean Reardon, Stanford University (#107)
Michael A. Rebell, Teachers College, Columbia University (#169)
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley (#27)

Click to tweet: Twenty-eight LPI senior fellows, authors, & board members were featured in the 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. We are thankful for their expertise & contributions to equity in education. View the full list via @EducationWeek @rickhess9

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Even more interesting, if we applied the exact same methodology used by the RHSU folks on the 2020 data that we collected, this would be the results.

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