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 2019 – PART TWO):
The Education Reform Movement Has Failed America. We Need Common Sense Solutions That Work. is by Diane Ravitch, and appeared in TIME.
Explore Your School’s Changing Demographics is from The Urban Institute. It’s an interactive that lets you explore changing demographics for any public school in the U.S. over the past twenty-five years.
e2iCoach is from the Mathematica think tank. It’s an interactive guide to designing and evaluating research experiments. I’m thinking that it might be useful for teacher/action research projects, which is why I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Action Research – Help Me Find More.
California Democrat fails to ban Teach for America — but says the fight isn’t over is from The Sacramento Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.
The Supreme Court’s Collapsing Center on Religion is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT CASE THAT COULD ALLOW PUBLIC FUNDING FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS.
Major resource infusion is in the works for 20 struggling L.A. schools is from The L.A. Times.
States Are Burying Damning Data About School Funding is from The NY Times.
Students are returning to class in earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico, but fears persist over the condition of schools is from The Washington Post.
If you are on Twitter, you definitely want to read this thoughtful thread on teacher absences:
This is an interesting data study from @DrMikeHansen and Diana Quintero. The problem is that their research ignores an important factor in teacher absences: The lack of flexibility for teachers in dealing with both aging parents and young children. @BrookingsEd https://t.co/UIUWZ2S3oM
— RiShawn Biddle (@dropoutnation) January 30, 2020