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 – Part Two):
I’m adding these next few videos, tweets and articles to The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes:
Oklahoma governor compares striking teachers to a ‘a teenage kid that wants a better car’ is from The Washington Post.
Oklahoma Teachers Continue Strike is from NPR.
Also, a new poll is out today of 1,000 Oklahoma voters, finding 72 percent support the teacher walkout. https://t.co/XyuIJdpgZ1
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) April 6, 2018
Oklahoma students did have class this week…at the Capitol.
PBS @NewsHour‘s first Teachers’ Lounge post written by a teacher AND a student together @EMHSgoppel @notgabbydavis of Edmond, OK
Story: https://t.co/zi1ZJL8hd4 #StuVoice #oklaed #OklahomaTeachers #OKteacherwalkout pic.twitter.com/7MKaIEO6gS
— PBS NewsHour Extra (@NewsHourExtra) April 7, 2018
In other ed policy news:
From Policy to Classroom Practice: The Macro and Micro at Work is by Larry Cuban.
There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More.
Louisiana’s New Approach to Reading Tests is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Teachers Make Less on Average Today Than They Did in 1989 is from Slate. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Teacher Compensation Crisis.
A new report came out on how to look at international assessments. Read about it at Which education systems are best? Look past the superficial numbers (from Science Daily) and Three Better Ways to Use Global Tests (from Ed Week). I’m adding them to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
Speaking of big tests, this coming week will see the release of NAEP scores. I’ve posted many pieces about it in the past.