Usually, I just do a post like this once a week. However, I’ve got quite a backlog, so here’s a special second edition this week sharing good pieces on education policy issues:

Teaching Trends: 7 Things That Have Shaped The Teaching Profession Over The Past 2 Decades is from The Huffington Post.

Classroom Lessons for New Teachers is from The Wall Street Journal (clicking the the link might lead you to the article or it might lead you to a paywall. If it leads you to a paywall, just search for the headline on Google and click on the link. That will make it accessible).

The Kobe Assist: Introducing a new NBA statistic that proves that missing shots is sometimes just as valuable as making them
is an article about basketball that Alexander Russo suggested on Twitter might apply to something that might be missed for teachers in Value-Added Measurement. I and others have made similar suggestions in these posts:

The No Stats All Star is by Jay Greene.

“let some of the players with lower batting averages go”

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Wendy Fails ‘The Giggle Test’ is by Gary Rubenstein. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.

When it comes to a longer school day, something’s got to give is by Sam Chaltain. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day & Year.

Expanded Learning Time as an Avenue to Change is by By Barnett Berry & Frederick M. Hess. I’m adding it to the same list.

U.S. Schools Are Still Ahead—Way Ahead is from Bloomberg. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing.

Quit fretting. U.S. is fine in science education is from USA Today. I’m adding it to the same list.

Will school computers be able to handle new testing technology? is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.