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

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Here are a few relatively recent posts and articles on education policy issues:

What Are Foundations For? is by Bob Reich. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Test Groups Weigh Unified Accommodations Policies is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Why Common Core tests won’t be what Arne Duncan promised is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

Ability Grouping, Tracking, and How Schools Work is by Tom Loveless. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking.

Could This Be Everything You Wanted to Know About Tracking But Were Afraid to Ask? is an older, but very useful, post from Education Week (thanks to Jonathan R. Werner for the tip). I’m adding it to the same list.

Gates and Murdoch “Personalize” Learning with Larger Classes and Big Data Systems is by Anthony Cody at Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Race To The Top” (& On “Personalized Learning”).

You Can’t Fix Teacher Eval Without Fixing Teacher Supply is by Paul Bruno. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

Essay-Grading Software Offers Professors a Break is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.

Charter schools possess no magic formula is by Kevin Welner and appeared in USA Today. I”m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

How Would You Feel About a Computer Grading Your Essays? is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to the same list.

No discipline for Seattle teachers in boycott of MAP exams is from The Seattle Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott.

Ten Things Legislators Should Know and Do When Making Education Policy is by Nancy Flanagan at Ed Week.

Performance assessment making a comeback in schools is from eSchool News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.

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