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 – Part Two):
Changing The Narrative: Leveraging Education Policy To Address Segregation is from The Shanker Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.
Recycling Poverty, Segregated Schools, and Academic Achievement: Then and Now is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to the same list.
Now is the time to experiment with inspections for school accountability is from The Brookings Institution and, as its written, is a terrible idea. However, our former principal, Ted Appel, and I have spoken about the advantages of the kind of “inspections” done by the WASC (Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges), which has a group visiting over a period of days and which is combined with months of self-reflection by school faculty, administrators, students and staff as a potentially viable alternative for accountability.
“Transforming” Public Schools: Enough already with an Overhyped Word! is by Larry Cuban.
What Guides My Thinking on School Reform: Pulling the Curtain Aside is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy.
Leaked Questions Rekindle Debate Over Common Core Tests is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.
‘The idea that strong teacher unions impede education quality is ludicrous’ is from TES. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.
States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says is from The Washington Post.
I’m adding these next two resources to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments:
Teacher Evaluation That Goes Beyond Check Boxes is by David Edelman
REASSESSING TEACHER ASSESSMENTS is a series of five articles (of mixed quality) at Ed Week.
I’m adding these next two articles to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process (yes, I’ve got to update the title of that post):
Education Department proposes rules for judging schools is from The Washington Post.
U.S. Dept. of Education releases draft regulations for new federal law is from Ed Source.
I’m adding this Ed Week series to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy:
Silver Bullets and Solutionism in Education Philanthropy
‘There’s an App for That’: Philanthropy’s Billion Dollar Bets
Getting In: The Challenges of Access to Elite Foundations
Into the Classroom: A Lesson on Philanthropy and Economic Inequality