Time for another end-of-year “Best” list!
I’ll be adding this list to I’m adding this post to All My 2019 “Best” Lists In One Place!
You can see the previous editions of this list, along with all my Ed Policy-related “Best” lists, here.
Here are my choices for the best resources on education policy shared over the past six months (this is different from my annual “round-up” of important education-related news):
How sometimes-overhyped claims about the future of work drive XQ, the organization helping NYC open new schools is by Matt Barnum. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Learning About Laurene Powell Jobs’ Project To Redesign High Schools.
You’ll want to read The New York Times article, Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water.
The Headlines You See Today About NAEP Scores Don’t Tell The Whole Story….
THE BEST ARTICLES & VIDEOS FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE 2019 CHICAGO TEACHERS’ STRIKE
This May Have Potential: Teachers Doing Low-Stakes Observations Of Their Colleagues Resulted In Improvements For Both
New Law In California Says Schools Will Start Later In Morning – What Opportunities Might It Offer
The Best Line Ever That Explains A Key “Advantage” Charters May Have Over Regular Public Schools
Michigan Decides To Ignore Evidence & Retain Thousands Of Third-Graders
Who Should Teachers Take Seriously When They Give Advice About Classroom Instruction?
Joe Biden & The Word Gap Study
Governor, lawmakers agree on new controls on California charter schools is from Ed Source.
Data Walls Don’t Work – For Anybody
THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT OUR STUDENTS & THEIR PARENTS
4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools.
New Poll Finds A Lot Of Teachers Are Not Very Happy
The New York Times published It Was Never About Busing: Court-ordered desegregation worked. But white racism made it hard to accept, by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You won’t find a better column on the issue – anywhere. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.
Teacher Choices Trials – our new approach to researching questions teachers want answers to is from The Education Endowment. They’ve begun asking teachers what the Foundation should research. It’s a stance that I hope researchers in the U.S. will start to take, too.
The Washington Post invited teachers to share how much money – and for what – they personally spend on their classrooms. Check out their two articles:
‘I am a scavenger’: The desperate things teachers do to get the classroom supplies they need
‘In most professions, you steal office supplies from work to bring home. But teachers steal office supplies from home to bring to work.’
I’m adding this info to The Best Data On How Much Money Teachers Pay Out Of Their Own Pocket – What Do You Spend?