Here are some relatively recent good posts on education policy issues:
You’ll Be Shocked by How Many of the World’s Top Students Are American is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
Why collaboration is vital to creating effective schools is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.
Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.
Six Ways to Separate Lies From Statistics is from Bloomberg News. I’m adding to to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
Connecting test scores to teacher evaluations: Why not? is from Dangerously Irrelevant. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
Rebirth of the Teaching Machine through the Seduction of Data Analytics: This Time It’s Personal is by Philip McRae. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Race To The Top” (& On “Personalized Learning”).
Students Need 8 Critical Conditions for Success is by John Wilson at Education Week.
What Makes KIPP Effective? Review examines a recent study by Mathematica Policy Research is from The Great Lakes Center. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Teacher evaluation panel 2013 Education Writers Association National Seminar is by Ray Salazar, and has some interesting thoughts on teacher evaluations. He also links to a very insightful post he previously wrote on Doug Lemov’s teaching strategies. I’m adding the post to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.