Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On Education Policy In 2014 – Part Two):
New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Dangers Of The New GED Exam.
Teacher: The Néw High School Equivalency Exam is a Travesty is from Diane Ravtich’s blog. I’m adding it to the same list.
China’s Educational Success Is Taking a Toll on Students is from The New Republic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
Signs of Humility From the Gates Foundation? is by Anthony Cody, who writes about a recent interview of the CEO of the Gates Foundation that was covered by Forbes. Here’s an interesting Twitter exchange about it:
@AnthonyCody Thank you for the feedback. The answer is yes.
— Sue Desmond-Hellmann (@SueDHellmann) January 17, 2015
I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
Bruce Baker has written two great posts that speak to the debate going on about annual standardized testing (in relation to the potential reauthorization of No Child Left Behind):
Cutting through the Stupid in the Debate over Annual Testing
I’m adding them to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process.
What Will Become of No Child Left Behind? is from The Pacific Standard. I’m adding it to the same list.
Student testing: Deciding when enough is enough is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to the same list.
A new bill could mark the beginning of the end of the Common Core is from The Washington Post and, yes, it’s going on that list, too.
Building A Better School Day is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day.
— alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) January 14, 2015
In the great news department: In Surprise Announcement, Karen Lewis Says She Will Return to Chicago Teachers Union Next Week