Feuer Consideration

Because You CARE, You Will Make A Difference

In February of 2020, I traveled to Baku -- the capital and largest city in the country of Azerbaijan. While there, I had the great pleasure of addressing a group of young teachers along with the Minister of Education. These were my remarks to the group at this Colloquium:

Toward a Behavioral Science of Testing...and Testing Policy

In my blog post Toward a Behavioral Science of Testing...and Testing Policy, published in Voices in Education, a blog of the Harvard Publishing Group, I discuss why it is time to invest in research for a new behavioral science of testing.

--Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University


Connect the Dots

Every year, I have the great privilege to honor and celebrate our new graduates. This is an excerpt from my 2019 commencement address:

When I was a kid, one of my favorite games was “connect the dots.” You know the idea: from what looks like a random spray of dots on a page you draw connecting lines to bring up a hidden image, like a dog or a fire engine or a baseball. For me this was more fun than trying to beat my older brother or father in chess, or trying to get picked for the schoolyard basketball team…

Here are some dots I’m trying to connect.

Quit, Live with It, or Try to Act

Dean's Welcome Message - Academic Year 2018-19

Greetings to our new and continuing GSEHD students, in your resplendent diversity, who come from all over the US and the world. You will join our spectacular cadre of new and returning faculty and staff, and embark on what we want to ensure is a rewarding, challenging, and fun chapter in your lifelong journey of professional development. Thank you all for what I know will be another year of progress and productivity!

Evidence for Opportunity

In my editorial Evidence for Opportunity, published in Science Magazine, I look at the role educational research can play in addressing inequality and opportunity in American society.

--Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University


Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report

On February 27, 2018, I had the opportunity to provide welcome remarks at an event on campus entitled "One Nation Indivisible? America 50 Years After the Kerner Commission." This forum, which GSEHD hosted in partnership with the Learning Policy Institute, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Economic Policy Institute, coincided with the release of a 50 year update to the original 1968 Kerner Commission report.

My Remarks to the DC Council's Committee on Education

Over a lifetime as a researcher, and a public school parent, I firmly believe in the importance of education research and vigorously support building partnership capacity to provide credible, useful, analytical evidence to support education policy making. My testimony to the DC Council's Committee on Education, at their March 19, 2018 hearing on The Future of School Reform in DC, speaks to these goals and aspirations.

A Note of Thanks from a Washingtonian

My response to Montana Governor Steve Bullock's Washington Post opinion piece entitled "President Trump, come see what makes America great" can be found in the Helena Independent Record: A note of thanks from a Washingtonian.

--Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University


Welcome Message from the Dean

As I approached 2134 G Street earlier this week, our neighbor, Principal Trogisch, was greeting students on the first day of classes at School Without Walls. He was wearing a sporty blazer and tie, reached out to shake hands and have a word or two with each kid, and conveyed a wonderful optimism about the new school year. Tomorrow, GSEHD students will return, and though I would prefer to greet all 1600 of you along with our great faculty and staff, I’m afraid there just won’t be enough time. Please accept my apologies for this digital hello.

Private Charity, Government Spending, and Education Accountability: Myths and Realities

Foundations have been long criticized for having a lack of public accountability in their charitable giving, while the government has been expected to be transparent with taxpayers about the results of federal education spending. But are these assumptions still valid? And how easy is it to secure data about education initiatives? In this blog post I step into the murky waters of education funding and accountability in both the private and public sectors.