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Special Edition: “Round-Up” Of Recent Good Posts On Education Policy

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Usually, I just do a weekly “round-up” of education posts, but there have been quite a few lately. So this is a “special edition”:

Will value-added measurement survive the courts? is from The Hechinger Ed blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.

Data are no good without theory is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”

The Perils of Economic Thinking about Human Behavior is from School Finance 101. I’m adding it to the same list.

What You’ll Do Next is by David Brooks and I’m adding it the same list, too.

Proceed With Caution When Closing Schools is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures.

Framing the School Technology Dream is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology.

Hidden power of teacher awards is by Jay Mathews at The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

My discussion with Matt Barnum Part 1 is by Gary Rubinstein. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).

‘Test-and-punish’ sabotages quality of children’s education is by Linda Darling-Hammond. I’m adding it to the same list.

TFA Faces a California Showdown Over Qualifications to Teach English Learners is by Anthony Cody. I’m adding it to
The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.

Why it’s caveat emptor when it comes to some educational research is by Tom Bennett. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

22 Thoughts on Automated Grading of Student Writing is from Inside Higher Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.

Standards-based tests and public schooling is from The Economist. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

FactCheck: should we make the school day longer? is from Channel 4 News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day & Year.

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

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