Here are a few recent good school reform-related posts from around the Web:

Marzano’s “Causal” Evaluation System by Justin Baeder at Education Week makes a great point about “research-based practices” not holding all the answers.

KIPP’s Atrocious Attrition and Expulsions from New Orleans Charters are posts by Gary Rubinstein. I’m adding both to The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools.

Garry Rubinstein has also helped start a Miracle Schools wiki to coordinate research on this phenomena. I’m adding it to the same “The Best…” list.

Data-Driven To Distraction appeared on Larry Cuban’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”.

Larry Cuban has written another interesting post titled Jazz, Basketball, and Teacher Decision-making. John Thompson relates it to school data at Thompson: Duncan Can Shoot — But Can He Rebound? and I’m adding both to the “Data-Informed” The Best list.

Diane Ravitch has written a response to last week’s David Brooks’ column criticizing her. I’m adding it to The Best Posts Responding To David Brooks Criticism Of Diane Ravitch (& Many Of The Rest Of Us).