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A “Round-Up” Of Recent Good School Reform Posts & Articles

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Here are a number of recent good posts and articles on school policy issues:

Opinion: Creating teacher evaluations systems Californians can believe in appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

On Creating a Useful Teacher Evaluation System is by James Bouton. I’m adding it to the same list.

What Works in School Turnarounds? is by Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.

What Happens When Teacher Voices Depend on Foundations’ Choices? is by Anthony Cody at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Dear Michelle Rhee: About that teacher evaluation study is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study.

Follow up on Fire First, Ask Questions Later is from School Finance 101. I’m adding it to the same list.

What Can We Learn from Educational Change in Finland? is by Pasi Sahlberg. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.

Finnishing School is from Thoughts On Public Education. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Finland Phenomenon: What the U.S. Can Learn about Teacher Preparation and Professional Collaboration is from CCSSO. I’m adding it to the same list.

Can Schools Solve Societal Problems? is from Learning First. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.

False Choices: The Economic Argument Against Market-Driven Education Reform is a report from Minnesota 20/20. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.

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I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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