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):
Charter School in Miami Fails, but Proves Useful on Jeb Bush’s Résumé is from The New York Times.
Teachers in Teach for America aren’t any better than other teachers when it comes to kids’ test scores is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.
Frustrated with the pace of progress in education? Invest in better evidence is by Thomas Kane. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
What Can Educators Learn From ‘Bunkum’ Research? is from Education Week. I’m adding it to the same list.
Testing ‘disaster’ in Florida prompts call for statewide suspension is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
School Agenda Bedevils Chicago Mayor in Race is from The New York Times.
Rahm Emanuel Seemed Unstoppable—Until He Ticked Off Chicago’s Teachers is from The Nation.
Professor: Common Core Teaches Students That Murder Isn’t Wrong appeared in Education Week, and is very interesting.
Dave Powell has written two good posts on Value-Added Measurement: The Declining Value of Value-Added Models, and Why They Persist Anyway and Does the Teacher Matter or Not? I’m adding both to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
Chris Christie’s bold plan to remake public schools is running into trouble is from The Washington Post.
— Nick Johnson (@NickCBPP) March 6, 2015