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January 16, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

 

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):

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.

Fact-check: Weighing 7 claims from Betsy DeVos’s latest speech, from Common Core to PISA scores is by Matt Barnum.

Department Of Education Finds Texas Violated Special Education Law is from NPR.

BPS plan would eliminate middle schools is from The Boston Globe.

Gov. Brown proposes ambitious education agenda in his final state budget is from Ed Source.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research:

January 15, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: Study Finds That Reduced School Funding Negatively Impacts Students

To the surprise of not a single teacher anywhere, a new study has found that reduced school funding during the Great Recession had a negative impact on students.

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.

Here’s an excerpt:

 

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools.

January 9, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Question A Superintendent’s Contract, Go To Jail….

Crazy goings-on in Louisiana. A teacher at a school board meeting questioned – politely – why a superintendent was getting a raise, and was arrested and brought to jail.

Unbelievable, right?

But this video doesn’t lie:

Read more at:

Teacher Arrested at School Board Meeting After Questioning Superintendent Contract at The New York Times.

Teacher Handcuffed, Arrested for Questioning Superintendent’s Pay Raise is from Ed Week.

Louisiana teacher handcuffed, arrested after bringing up brass salary at school board meeting is from NBC News.

Teacher handcuffed, arrested after questioning school board about superintendent’s contract. Here’s the riveting video. at The Washington Post.

January 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

 

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):

12 Important Education Storylines We’ll All Be Reading About in 2018 is from The 74.

Undercutting Our Democracy Through Vouchers is by Richard Kahlenberg. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.

Lots of big-city school Superintendents headed out the door:

I’m adding this next tweet to

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea:

January 5, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Change Some Words In This Article So It Applies To Schools & You Have Good Guidance For Teachers

How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience is an article in today’s New York Times.

Change some of the words to “teachers,” “schools,” and “students.” You’ll then have some good guidance for teachers:

You might also be interested in The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency.”

January 4, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: It’s Hard To Teach & To Learn When It’s 40 Degrees In Your Classroom

 

Baltimore Schools Closed After Outrage Over Frigid Classrooms is the headline of an article in NPR today.

That follows a local Baltimore paper’s article from yesterday, Baltimore teachers decry severely cold classrooms.

Jeez….

January 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

 

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):

ILA Issues Brief on Roles and Limitations of Standardized Reading Tests is from The International Literacy Association. I’m adding it to Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).

New research says schools don’t matter much in helping kids climb the economic ladder is by Andre Perry. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality.

BABY PISA IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. SO WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT IT? is from Ed Policy Matters. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.

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