Here are some recent good school reform-related posts from around the Web:
At Proposals for English-Proficiency Tests for the ‘Common Core’, Mary Ann Zehr at Education Week shares links to the proposals to create new state assessments for English Language Learners. I’m adding her post to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Helping Teachers Help Themselves is a New York Times article about teacher evaluation in Montgomery County, Maryland. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
John Thompson writes a post titled Rocketship & Khan Academy Not That Impressive where he points out that ed tech is not a magic bullet.
Walt Gardner at Ed Week again makes some good points about international test results. I’m adding his post to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
The New York Times had a good article about class size headlined Tight Budgets Mean Squeeze in Classrooms. Even more interesting, though, were the 155 comments on the New York Times Learning Network site from students about the article. I’m adding both to The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter.