Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in seeing all my “Best” lists related to education policy here):
Aspiring Teachers Get New Help Paying For College is from NPR.
Pomona school district defunds police, reimagines school safety is from The L.A. Times. I’m adding it to TEACHING RESOURCES ABOUT IF POLICE SHOULD BE IN SCHOOLS.
The Effect of Grade Retention on Adult Crime: Evidence from a Test-Based Promotion Policy is a new research paper with these results:
“…we find that being retained in eighth grade has large long-run effects on the likelihood of being convicted of a crime by age 25 and on the number of criminal convictions by age 25.”
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement:
It seems to me that this figure could be applied to studying the effects of in-person learning at any time, too https://t.co/Bh74O9NeIP
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 13, 2021
The new child tax credit could lift more than 5 million kids out of poverty. Can it help them learn, too? is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.
Which is a similar problem with districts foisting, new programs, new textbooks and new curricula on teachers without engaging with us first in analyzing opportunity costs https://t.co/kKGyycWzCw
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 12, 2021
Important thread for educators, as well as for journalists. A key point is that people who have dabbled in profession before they get into a position of power are a very different kettle of fish than those who have worked in the trenches (note supts w/little or no teaching exp https://t.co/vD3uUYzIdB
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 6, 2021