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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

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Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – So Far):

With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week is from The Washington Post.

You might want to read this New York Times article about the inventor of VAM, The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers. Then visit The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation. And you might want to read this response to The Times article from Jersey Jazzman.

Speaking of VAM, here are some tweets about an interesting development:

When School Vouchers Don’t Offer Much Of A Choice is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).

What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Our New U.S. Secretary of Education.

7 things you need to know about how Trump’s budget would affect schools in California and nationwide is from The L.A. Times. I’m adding it to The Best Articles On What The Trump Presidency Might Mean For Schools.

Four African-American Mothers File Lawsuit Against Mississippi for Education Equality is from NBC News.

Slate has published the Big Shortcut,”an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes.”

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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