Here are some recent valuable posts and articles on educational policy issues:
Lily Eskelsen Garcia talks to Al Jazeera is a good interview with the new NEA President.
The Coming Revolution in Public Education appeared in The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy.
Usable Knowledge: Connecting Research To Practice is a new site from The Harvard School of Education that looks promising. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
OKC schools head says repeal 3rd-grade reading law is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both.
Treating Teachers like Professionals is a good infographic. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.
High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out is the title of a report on a new study. Eureka Alert published the report. I’m adding it to the same list.
Incentive Pay Programs Do Not Affect Teacher Motivation or Reported Practices: Results From Three Randomized Studies is from Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
Charter-Style Overhauls May Not Improve School Reading Deficiencies is from The Pacific Standard. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
TNTP (Once Again) Proves that It’s Anti-Teacher & Anti-Union is a great piece by John Thompson on teacher tenure. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.
The Efficiency Index is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.
Strained ties cloud future of Deasy, LAUSD is from The Los Angeles Times. I’m adding it to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.
Big Year Looms for Common-Core Testing is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.