Here are some relatively recent good posts on education policy:
Massachusetts professors protest high-stakes standardized tests is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
Does Collective Teacher Autonomy Make Any Difference for Student Achievement? (Kim Farris-Berg), Part 3 is from Larry Cuban’s blog and is an interesting read.
The Line Separating Reformers from “Reformers” is by John Thompson, and is one of the more thoughtful pieces I’ve read about charter schools. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Data-Informed Versus Data-Driven PLC Teams is from All Things PLC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
The key to evaluating teachers: Ask kids what they think is an interesting interview with Tom Kane, head of the Gates Foundation MET project. And Kevin Drum from Mother Jones has an even more interesting follow-up to it.