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):
Dana Goldstein reviews ‘The Test,’ by Anya Kamenetz, for The New York Times.
Ten things you need to know about international assessments appeared in The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
Do Teachers Have It Too Good? is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week. He reports on a new study showing that U.S. teachers spend far more time teaching than their counterparts in other countries.
Broad suspends prize for urban school districts is an article in the Los Angeles Times that provides an excellent example of school reformer hubris and arrogance. Ed Week has a similar article, and its worth reading the comments.
CA seeking No Child Left Behind exemption again is from Ed Source.
U.S. Department of Education Remakes School Improvement Grant Program is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.
A Map of States’ 2015 Testing Plans: The Dust Has Finally Settled is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
I’m adding the following articles to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process:
What Would It Mean to ‘Fix’ No Child Left Behind? is an excellent Room For Debate piece from The New York Times.
Red Flags Raised on Plan to Let Title I Aid Follow Students is from Ed Week.
Left Behind? The Effect of No Child Left Behind on Academic Achievement Gaps is from The Center For Education Policy Analysis. It provides a critical assessment of NCLB’s effects.
Top senators agree to start over on bipartisan federal education law is from The Washington Post.