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):
Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Here’s an article, headlined New analysis argues that better teachers are flocking to better schools, from The Washington Post about a ridiculous new report from a school reform group. This quote in the article from Randi Wiengarten bears repeating:
“When we attempt to draw a straight line between the effort of a teacher and the success of her students, based solely about test scores and ignoring all other factors, here’s what happens: Teachers in high poverty, racially segregated schools where students are more likely to perform poorly on exams are then viewed as ‘poorer quality’ teachers,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
The misuse of research to support deregulation and privatization of teacher education is from The Washington Post.
Facebook Takes a Step Into Education Software is from The New York Times.
Chronic Absences Hinder Young Learners is from The Atlantic.
Are New Orleans Charter Schools a Model? is from Ed Week.
State Supreme Court: Charter schools are unconstitutional is from The Seattle Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Art Show Captures the Wrenching Effects of Closing a School is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!
Dan Walters: Rating California schools is a big battle is from The Sacramento Bee.