Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – So Far):
Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World? is the “must-read” article of the week, appearing in The New York Times. It’s a deep dive into a for-profit effort to create schools in Africa.
Is Big Philanthropy Compatible With Democracy? is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to the same list.
GOP health-care bill could cut funds schools use to help special-ed students is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How Repeal Of Obamacare Will Affect Students & Schools.
Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).
Okay, this next item I’m going to share could be weird, great or something in the middle.
I’ve got some mixed feelings about Laurene Powell Jobs’ initiative to “reinvent” high schools (see The Best Articles For Learning About Laurene Powell Jobs’ Project To Redesign High Schools), but I’m trying to keep an open mind. Here’s their next project:
On Friday, September 8th at 8/7 pm central, all four broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC) – as part of a partnership between XQ and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) – will dedicate an hour of programming to EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live, a major national television event. The broadcast is designed to inspire and equip everyone in the country to join us in reshaping high school – so it prepares every American student to thrive in the 21st century. The show will feature some of the biggest names in entertainment, music, and sports along with students, educators, parents and more.