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 – Part Two):
The big news this week falls primarily into two categories: teacher walkouts and NAEP scores….
However, before we get to that, I think the most interesting piece that appeared this week is Why the school spending graph Betsy DeVos is sharing doesn’t mean what she says it does by Matt Barnum. It’s related to NAEP scores, but the terrible graph he discusses shows up all the time. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
While I’m at it, I’m adding Effect Sizes: How Big is Big?, by Robert Slavin, to the same list.
I’m adding these updates to The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes:
Which states might experience the next wave of teacher strikes? is from Brookings.
The Kentucky governor implied that teacher protests are to blame for child abuse pic.twitter.com/ni8txwdzfo
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 14, 2018
Another Victory: With hundreds of teachers chanting, Kentucky lawmakers overturned a GOP governor’s veto on Friday to increase spending on public education https://t.co/q5ykJNvbTG #Recharge /2 pic.twitter.com/2CrHRhin9O
— David Beard (@dabeard) April 14, 2018
NAEP: Urban School Districts Improving Faster Than the Nation is from Ed Week.
— Tom Loveless (@tomloveless99) April 12, 2018
— John Fensterwald (@jfenster) April 11, 2018
The "Nation's Report Card" shows widening gaps between the highest and lowest achieving students in America, underscoring a continuing need to make education systems more equitable. https://t.co/z34wCXKIqj #NAEP
— Usable Knowledge (@UKnowHGSE) April 10, 2018
— Fermin Leal (@NewsFLeal) April 10, 2018
It's true that raw NAEP scores shouldn't be used to make claims about cause and effect, but there is some careful research using past NAEP data that attempt to isolate effects of specific policies https://t.co/NIy0kGU9UJ pic.twitter.com/xBZ8bYtmEH
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) April 10, 2018
America’s Deathtrap Schools appeared in The New York Times.