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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Good Posts On Education Policy Issues


Here’s a compilation of recent good posts on education policy:

Education and the income gap: Darling-Hammond appeared in The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.

TFA Teachers: How Long Do They Teach? Why Do They Leave? is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.

Computer Scoring Open Ended History Questions is by Tom Hoffman.

Robot Eyes As Good As Humans When Grading Essays is a strange title for an NPR interview with NY Times writer Michael Winerip.

I’m adding both to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.

In New Federal Program to Reward Teachers, Flawed Assumptions is by Stephen Lazar.

The Common Core: The Technocrats Re-engineer Learning is by Anthony Cody. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.

Common Core standards drive wedge in education circles is from USA Today. I’m adding it to the same list.

Value-Added Versus Observations, Part One: Reliability is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

What new research on extended school day says appeared in The Washington Post.

How NOT to extend the school day was also in The Washington Post.

I’m adding both to The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day.

Note to SIG Schools: Good Lists ≠ Good Outcomes is by Robert Slavin at Education Week.

Implications for Policy Are Not So Clear is by Douglas Harris and appeared in Education Next. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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