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):
Maybe Gates effort missed the real way to reform education: help the poor kids is from The Tampa Bay Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
Foundations fund L.A. Times’ education reporting. A conflict? is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it the same list.
Gates Foundation Places Big Bet on Teacher Agenda is from Ed Week and goes on the same list.
In This Classroom, Knowledge Is Overrated is from Wired. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Videos About Sugata Mitra & His Education Ideas.
Obama’s Change of Heart on Testing is from The New Yorker. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Obama Administration’s Call For Fewer Tests.
Obama’s Empty Testing TalkThe president’s pledge to reduce school tests is meaningless. is by Robert Pondiscio. I’m adding it to the same list.
California’s decade of gains on this test just ended is from The Los Angeles Times.
Forcing Schools To Hit The ‘Reset’ Button is an NPR piece that is a bit perplexing to my former principal, Ted Appel, and me. It highlights a supposedly successful school that was transformed by the federal government’s school improvement program to fire its principal. But, in fact, the school was transformed by completely changing the make-up of its student body. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.
Superintendents in Florida Say Tests Failed State’s Schools, Not Vice Versa is from The New York Times.
NYC schools that skip standardized tests have higher graduation rates is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More.
In a disadvantaged district, a parable of contemporary American schooling is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!
Fight over charter school signals philosophical differences in how schools are viewed is from WBEZ in Chicago.
At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’ is from The New York Times.
I’m adding those last two articles to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.