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):
Inside the vast national experiment in test-optional college admissions is from NBC News.
Not just Florida. More than a dozen states propose so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills is from NPR.
What the GOP’s faux outrage over child sexual exploitation is really about is from The Washington Post.
The Conservative College That’s Expanding to Charter Schools is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
DISTRICT STRATEGIES TO REDUCE STUDENT ABSENTEEISM is from Annenberg. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.
A Teacher Imagines What He’d Do With 10x the Classroom Budget is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Data On How Much Money Teachers Pay Out Of Their Own Pocket – What Do You Spend?
Congress Found An Easy Way To Fix Child Poverty. Then It Walked Away. is from Five Thirty Eight. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.
Literacy Scores by Country, in Reading, Math, and Science is from Flowing Data. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data.
.@SacTeachers are back in the classroom after an 8-day strike. The new contract, in the process of being ratified, will ease a staffing crisis that has resulted in 10k students w/o a permanent teacher and 3k students w/o even a substitute. #WeAreCTAhttps://t.co/8lyEOf6ETx
— California Teachers Association (@WeAreCTA) April 6, 2022
“The fallout from lost students is likely to lead to major layoffs and closures if districts don’t recover by 2024, when federal relief funds dry up.” via @The74.https://t.co/a6EUxgYq5a
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— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) April 6, 2022
awful OpEd by @officialSCUSD brd memb.Tchr & clas. staff working cond r stdnt learning cond.This is why @SacTeachers strike received overwhelming pub supprt-Every dollar we spend on unsustainable benefits 4 tchrs is dollar we deny our kids https://t.co/MnKVMzhDTD pic.twitter.com/OddHFQlznO
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 10, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy:
Three decades after worrying about making rent, MacKenzie Scott is giving away billions. As her fame has grown, so has the deluge of appeals from strangers and old friends. That clamor may have driven Scott’s already discreet operation further underground. https://t.co/gjeF1uQtUV
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 10, 2022