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):
After feds say tests still required, critics mobilize and states look for loopholes is from Chalkbeat.
Parents Expected to Opt Children Out of Spring Testing in Large Numbers, Especially in Places Where Schools Haven’t Reopened is from The 74. Here is information about how parents can opt-out of testing here in California.
Making Education Research Relevant is a very interesting piece by Daniel Willingham and David Daniel. One of its many points is that researchers should compare much of what they research with the “gold standard” in that area. However, Matt Barnum raised a key question:
super interesting piece, but do you actually think we have a "gold standard" intervention as a point of comparison in most cases?
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) March 3, 2021
Additional reflections supporting that key question can be found at The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
Of course, then there was this big news: Lifelong Educator Miguel Cardona Confirmed As Education Secretary is from NPR.
NYC still have to evaluate teachers based on test scores… and is considering doing so with a single city-wide (?) measure. https://t.co/IbFdgufbFp pic.twitter.com/lWF3UCAZwL
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) March 4, 2021