Here are some recent good school reform-related posts and articles:
Of course, I have to lead off with an article about the Save Our Schools March, which is happening later today in Washington, D.C. CNN interviews Anthony Cody about it in Teachers take lessons of No Child Left Behind to D.C.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ll be on a family train trip for the next few days, but if you want to get live updates from the March, the place to do will be a Webcast hosted by my Sacramento colleague, Alice Mercer, starting at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.
Policy by Algorithm is a nice post over at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
Testing Insanity: Amount of Time on Testing is a fascinating chart by John T. Spencer. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
Is the use of standardized tests improving education in America? is a good summary of research from Pro/Con. I’m also adding it to that “The Best…” list.
Zombie Postmortem: Why Merit Pay Died in NYC, and Why It’ll Rise Again (and Again, and Again…) is by Justin Baeder at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
EWA Research Brief: What Studies Say About Teacher Effectiveness comes from the Education Writers Association, and seems to have a pretty summary of research. Even though it covers lots of areas, I think I’m going to add it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Concerning Evaluation of Teachers and Principals comes from the National Education Policy Center. I’m also adding it to the Assessment “The Best..” list.
Report: How voucher landscape is widening comes from Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.