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):
Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation is from The Washington Post. That movie is particularly interesting for those of us in California since Republican leaders have been trying to recruit Rice to run for the U.S. Senate. I would assume that this new move of hers means that she’s not interested in that race.
Update On Teacher Turnover In The U.S. is an interesting post from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.
What the new Common Core tests are — and aren’t is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Testing Scuffles Persist, Cast Doubt on Common-Core Assessments is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.
Will Teaching and Learning Become Automated? (Part 3) is by Larry Cuban.
When public schools get more money, students do better is a Washington Post article about a new study I’ve previously discussed. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools.
You may, or may not, have heard that one of the world’s richest men announced at Davos that U.S. schools don’t need any more money. Instead, we just need to get more retired people to volunteer.
Broader Picture of International Education Progress Unveiled in Study is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
Bill Gates Claims Foundation Does R & D Only, Stays Out of “Political Process” is by Anthony Cody. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
Everybody Hates Pearson is from Fortune.
House Education Panel Head Endorses Annual Student Testing is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process.
Here are three more articles I’m adding to that same list:
Senate begins debate on education law, focuses on testing is from The Washington Post.
Senators grapple with how much students should be tested is from The Associated Press.