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):

The big news this week falls primarily into two categories: teacher walkouts and NAEP scores….

However, before we get to that, I think the most interesting piece that appeared this week is Why the school spending graph Betsy DeVos is sharing doesn’t mean what she says it does by Matt Barnum. It’s related to NAEP scores, but the terrible graph he discusses shows up all the time. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

While I’m at it, I’m adding Effect Sizes: How Big is Big?, by Robert Slavin, to the same list.



I’m adding these updates to The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes:

The Oklahoma Teacher Strike Has Ended – Here’s What They Got. And What They Didn’t is from TIME.

Which states might experience the next wave of teacher strikes? is from Brookings.

Arizona’s governor promises to give teachers a pay raise in effort to avert a strike is from Vox.



NAEP: Urban School Districts Improving Faster Than the Nation is from Ed Week.



In California, A Union Forms At A Virtual Charter School is from NPR.

America’s Deathtrap Schools appeared in The New York Times.