Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – So Far):
2015 Superintendent of the Year: High-stakes testing is the ‘fool’s gold’ of accountability appeared in The Washington Post.
Teaching Teachers is from American Radio Works. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.
Sorry, I’m Not Taking This Test appeared in Mother Jones.
Why Vouchers Won’t Fix Vegas Schools is from The New York Times. See my post, Nevada Legislature Goes To Crazytown With New Voucher Law, for more information. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.
TEACHERS OPEN UP ABOUT THE (MOSTLY LOUSY) ECONOMICS OF THEIR DREAM JOB has interesting reports from around the world. Thanks to David Deubelbeiss for sharing it.
The real reasons behind the U.S. teacher shortage is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles & Posts About The “Teacher Shortage.”
Want to Reduce the Teacher Shortage? Treat Teachers Like Professionals is from NEA Today. I’m adding it to the same list.
In Chicago, hunger strikers fight for a high school is from The Washington Post.
These students will have an easier time passing high school is from The Los Angeles Times.
The Myth of the New Orleans School Makeover appeared in The New York Times.
How The World’s Biggest Education Company Will Spend The Next $2 Billion is from NPR.
Benioff takes hands-off approach with donations to S.F. schools is from The San Francisco Chronicle. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
Five Things Successful Turnaround Schools Have in Common is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.
Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says appeared in The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality.
CA voters OK with taxes to support public schools, new poll says http://t.co/5PxJfQB0GN pic.twitter.com/mJmrqliIso
— LA School Report (@LASchoolReport) August 27, 2015