I continue to be hopelessly behind in sharing relatively recent good posts and articles on education policy:
Democratic School Turnarounds: Pursuing Equity and Learning From Evidence is a brief from The National Education Policy Center. Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post has also written about it. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.
Race to the Top Frozen Out in Fresno is by Anthony Cody at Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Race To The Top” (& On “Personalized Learning”).
Credentialing Commission receptive to Torlakson’s Task Force reforms is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to
The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report.
The Problem with Value-Added Measurement is by Gary Rubinstein. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
John Thompson’s Book Review: “VAM in Education” — Who has the Burden of Proof? appeared in Education Week. I’m adding it to the same list.
Big Data Doesn’t Work if You Ignore the Small Things that Matter is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
Assessing Ourselves To Death is by Matthew Di Carlo. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Sabotage as a Professional Responsibility is by Justin Baeder. I’m adding it to the same list.
Thompson: Value-Added vs Objective Evaluations is by John Thompson. It’s going on the same list.