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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

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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):

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry is from The New York Times.

Betsy DeVos: School Voucher Program Could Be Included in Tax Overhaul Discussion is from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Our New U.S. Secretary of Education.

After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to the same list.

When Privatization Means Segregation: Setting the Record Straight on School Vouchers is by Leo Casey. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).

What should America do about its worst public schools? States still don’t seem to know. is from The Washington Post.

Black plaintiffs in Alabama appeal decision to allow white city to secede from its school district is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.

This sequence of tweets from education researcher Kirabo Jackson (You’ll Want To Read This Interview With Education Researcher Kirabo Jackson) seem pretty important to me. He points out that while test scores might not be increasing rapidly, that “slow” growth coincides with a substantial reduction of the drop-out rates across all ethnic groups. So, the overall student population taking the tests now has different, and more challenging, characteristics than the student population who formerly took the test:

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I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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