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December 28, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: Teachers Are Under-Paid

Quartz found a nugget in the recently released OECD report on education around the world:

I’m adding this info to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

You might also be interested in a 2014 OECD report: The Best Posts & Articles About OECD’s Survey Of Teacher Working Conditions

December 25, 2016
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 2016 – Part Two):

Catherine Blanche King: Why Education Should Not Function Like a Business is from Diane Ravtich’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.

Meet the educators trying to fix California’s ‘broken’ remedial education system is from Public Radio.

Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom is from BuzzFeed News.

The Education of Barack Obama is by Dana Goldstein.

Mayor Steinberg wins state support for idea of paid internships for Sacramento high schoolers is from The Sacramento Bee.

SF district to provide pathway to teaching credentials is from The San Francisco Chronicle.

December 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

FYI, this is the one-hundredth edition of this regular feature!

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 2016 – Part Two):

Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Our New U.S. Secretary of Education.

School Vouchers 101: What They Are, How They Work — And Do They Work? is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.

What the latest standardized school tests really tell us is from The L.A. Times. I’m adding it to other PISA-related posts at PISA Test Results Are In – Relax!

An Education Thanksgiving is from Brookings. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing — Please Suggest More.

December 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Surprise – NOT! Study Finds That Money Matters To Education

It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education is the headline of a story in The New York Times today.

Here’s an excerpt:

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This, of course, is no surprise to most educators. In fact, it’s probably shocking to most of us that this conclusion needs any research at all!

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

December 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PISA Test Results Are In – Relax!

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Results from the 2015 international PISA tests were released today, resulting in headlines like On the world stage, U.S. students fall behind and U.S. now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math.

For a much more reasoned interpretation of PISA’s meaning, please check out The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery and, specifically about this year, read:

Wales Pisa results: ‘Little will be learned’ by Dylan Wiliam at the BBC.

Don’t Read Too Much Into It: What Brexit and U.S. Election Surprises Can Teach Us about PISA by Yong Zhao.

‘Ignore Pisa entirely,’ argues top academic is from tes.

Why Americans should not panic about international test results appeared in The Washington Post.

What the latest standardized school tests really tell us is from The L.A. Times.

December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

FYI, this is the one-hundredth edition of this regular feature!

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 2016 – Part Two):

When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens? is by Diane Ravitch.

Why Dewey Needs Freire, and Vice Versa: A Call for Critical Deeper Learning is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Deeper Learning”

Donald Trump’s huge, ambitious school voucher plan, explained is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Articles On What The Trump Presidency Might Mean For Schools.

Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

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