Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 5, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This ESSA Update Is A “Must-Read” For Anyone Teaching ELLs In The United States

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Over 20,000 comments were submitted to the federal government about rules governing the Every Student Succeeds Act, and many of them related to English Language Learners.

Corey Mitchell at Education Week has posted a very important summary of those comments, and I think anybody teaching ELLs in the United States will want to review it – How Will ESSA Rules Change Education for English-Language Learners?

You might also be interested in:

The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs

August 5, 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 – So Far):

CORE districts want state waiver to continue their work is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours).

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair? is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

California’s Ed Reform Wars is from The American Prospect. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important.

Q&A: The Economic Consequences of Denying Teachers Tenure is from The American Prospect. I’m adding it to the same list.

The powerful thing that happens when the school day starts in the afternoon is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.

How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.

Foundations Unfiltered is a behind-the-scenes peek at education foundations. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Report charges many charter schools exclude children in violation of the law is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Black Lives Matter Coalition Makes Demands as Campaign Heats Up is from The New York Times. Here’s the tweet I sent out about it:

July 31, 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 – So Far):

Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Education is from The Atlantic.

Ex-Education Secretary William J. Bennett Urges GOP to ‘Seize the Day’ on ESSA is from Ed Week. He’s starting a new school reform group.

Detroit’s vicious cycle: Why national education groups aren’t coming to help some of the country’s most troubled schools is from Chalkbeat.

Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it is from The Washington Post.

Presentations, Projects and Portfolios Can Take Place of Tests is from U.S. News. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More.

As deadline looms, California struggles to finalize new school accountability system is from Ed Source.

July 23, 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 – So Far):

50 Years Seeking Educational Equality: Revisiting the Coleman Report is from Education Week.

What If Everything You Thought You Knew About Teachers Unions Turned Out to be Wrong? is from EdShyster. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.

Meet Tim Kaine’s wife, a longtime child welfare advocate and Virginia’s secretary of education is from The Washington Post.

Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers ‘virtually illiterate’ is from The Chicago Tribune.

Here’s An Idea: Change The Federal Definition Of Student Achievement is from NPR. Letter details opposition to federal proposal defining student success on tests is from Ed Source and is on the same topic.

3 Ways That Performance-Based Assessment Addresses 3 Important Critiques of Standardized Assessment is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.

New report is ‘huge warning sign’ that desegregation has failed in US schools is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.

Former L.A. Unified teacher Rafe Esquith can continue with his lawsuit, judge rules is from The L.A Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On The Rafe Esquith Controversy/

Fired by L.A. schools, star teacher takes his Shakespeare lessons elsewhere is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

July 23, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Grit” May Have Its Place, But Also Has To Be Kept In Its Place

Should Grit Be Taught and Tested in School? is a new, short and useful article at Scientific American.

Here’s how it ends:

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You might also be interested in a piece I wrote for The Washington Post a few years ago – Why schools should not grade character traits.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

July 13, 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 – So Far):

The Politics of the Common Core Assessments is from Education Next. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

How to decipher the state’s proposed school and district report cards is from Ed Source and is about California.

Professional Development: Are You Content With the Scenario? is by Peter DeWitt at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More,

Which Comes First, Good Teachers or a Good School? Researchers Say Yes is from The 74 and is by Matt Barnum.

I’m adding this tweet to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do:

July 6, 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 – So Far):

Who’s Graduating? A National Snapshot is a very clear and useful infographic from the American Institutes For Research.

Cloning great schools is latest in long line of L.A. reform plans is from The L.A. Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Billionaire’s Charter Plan To Split LA’s School District.

Hours Before Campaigning With Obama, Clinton Tries to Distance Herself on Education is from The Atlantic.

Creating Coherence in the Teacher Shortage Debate: What Policymakers Should Know and Do is from The American Institutes For Research. I’m adding it to The Best Articles & Posts About The “Teacher Shortage”

Five Ways to Increase Teacher Agency in Professional Development is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.

5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to the same list.

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