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The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2018 – So Far

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It’s time for another of my mid-year “Best” lists (you can see all 1,900 “The Best…” lists here).

I’m adding this one to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!

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Here are my choices for The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2018 – So Far (let me know what you think I’m missing). These are not listed in any order of preference:

First off, here are ed policy-related “Best” lists I posted this year:

The Best Resources For Learning About The Teacher Compensation Crisis

No, Secretary DeVos, Schools Cannot Choose To Call ICE On Students – Here Are The Best Rebuttals To Her False Claim

The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children

The Best Resources For Learning About The Teacher Compensation Crisis

The Best Reports On The New “Lost Einsteins” Study

The Best Resources On The Awful Friedrichs & Janus Cases

The Best Posts On The Nature/Nurture Debate

The Best Reports On North Carolina Teacher Walkouts

The Best Videos & Articles About The Arizona and Colorado Teacher Walkouts

The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes

The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Ninth-Grade For Students – & How To Support Them

The Best Resources Explaining The GAO Report That Finds Racial Disparities In School Discipline

The Best Resources For Learning About “The March For Our Lives”

The Best Articles & Videos Explaining Why Arming Teachers With Guns Is A Bad Idea

The Best Resources For Learning About The National Student Walkout On March 14th

The Best Articles & Videos Showing How Parkland’s Teens Are Responding To Tragedy

New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color

7 Things to Know About the Supreme Court Decision That Just Slammed Teachers’ Unions is from Ed Week and gives an excellent overview of this terrible decision.

We Need To Talk More About Schools As Mediating Institutions

After Spending $575 Million On Teacher Evaluation, Gates Foundation Says, “Oops” is a post I wrote about this big news. I’m also including it here because it received 200,000 hits within a week.

Bottom-Up School Reform: Teachers (Part 1) is from Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership” — Contribute More!

I’ve been long-concerned about The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning and what can often be its lack of connection to racial equity issues. The Aspen Institute just published a report raising those issues very eloquently: Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action. I have questioned the value of some of the reports Aspen has put out about SEL, but I think this one should be studied by every school that thinks they are emphasizing SEL at their site. I’m adding this info to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.

DeVos Might Eliminate Federal ELL Office

“Paired Text” Of The Day: Hiring Investment Bankers As School Superintendents

We Can’t Graph Our Way Out Of The Research On Education Spending is from the Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Has Your School Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations? is from ProPublica.

This is an impressive CNN piece titled These charts show why America’s teachers are fired up and can’t take any more.

Why the school spending graph Betsy DeVos is sharing doesn’t mean what she says it does is 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.

Effect Sizes: How Big is Big? is by Robert Slavin.

From Policy to Classroom Practice: The Macro and Micro at Work is by Larry Cuban.

In Education, If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is….

Santa Fe High School & Illusion Of An American “Can Do” Spirit

Fifteen newsletters you need to know about if you really love education journalism is an extremely useful post by Alexander Russo. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current Education Issues.

She Breaks Rules While Expecting Students to Follow Them is an excellent commentary on Eva Moskowitz and her charter schools. It appeared in The NY Times.  I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

What School-Funding Debates Ignore is an important article that appeared in The Atlantic. It’s written by Jack Schneider. I’m adding it to: The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy

Researchers Find That African-American Students Punished More Severely Than Whites For Same Behavior

Less money for schools after the recession meant lower test scores and graduation rates, study finds by Matt Barnum in Chalkbeat provides a good summary of the research, co-authored by Kirabo Jackson.

I Have Zero Tolerance for Advocates of Zero Tolerance Discipline is by Justin Cohen. I’m adding it to We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity.

What Makes a Good School? is from Slate.

How Effective Is Your School District? A New Measure Shows Where Students Learn the Most is an intriguing interactive from The NY Times.

Did new evaluations and weaker tenure make fewer people want to become teachers? A new study says yes is from Chalkbeat.

What Really Happened At The School Where ‘Every Senior Got Into College’ is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools, since there’s a definite connection.

Tax Cut Terrible For Us, Our Students & Their Families, But At Least The Onion Was Able To Get An Ed-Related Laugh Out Of It

Brainwaves Videos on YouTube is a great channel to find short videos of educators discussing important topics (in fact, you can find one of me talking about helping students develop intrinsic motivation).

This new video on “Why Teachers Quit” is a great one to watch. I’ve shared Richard Ingersoll’s work at The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions, and he provides an important summary of it all here….

You may have seen Betsy DeVos on 60 Minutes (you can see the interview here and read reactions here).

Saturday Night Live aired this spoof of the interview:

Dylan Wiliam, who may have written the best piece I’ve ever seen on formative assessment (see This ASCD Article By Dylan Wiliam May Be The Best Article You’ll Ever Read On Giving Students Feedback) has written – if not the best, one of the best – articles on education research.

It’s headlined Getting educational research right, with a subtitle of “Research can guide teachers, but it cannot determine what will work in their classrooms.”

Here’s an excerpt:

 

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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