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):
New Mexico to offer a year of free child care to most residents is from The Washington Post.
Biden Says He Is Taking a ‘Hard Look’ at Student Loan Relief is from The NY Times.
The long-run impacts of Mexican-American school desegregation is from Brookings. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.
When Your Kid Has No Teachers at All is from Slate.
The Crisis in Special Education is from Slate.
Supreme Court Leans Toward Coach in Case on School Prayer is from The NY Times.
The Best Question During Today’s School Prayer Arguments Came From … Brett Kavanaugh? is from Slate.
Across Illinois, police are ticketing thousands of students a year for in-school adolescent behavior once handled only by the principal’s office — for littering, for making loud noises, for using offensive words or gestures. https://t.co/JKIVi6RnnG
— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) April 28, 2022
I don’t understand why anyone listens to McKinsey about anything – and that includes education https://t.co/CMuXKaNuzI
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 28, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter:
Smaller class sizes (for kindergartners in Quebec) produced improved test scores and non-cognitive skills — the biggest gains would come from large class size reductions targeted disadvantaged students. https://t.co/K1EgMvxME0 pic.twitter.com/81vzMpQ3sz
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) April 27, 2022
Misusing “groomer” as a pejorative in debates over how schools discuss sex and gender could pose a setback to legitimate efforts to flag early warning signs of sexual abuse, an expert warns. https://t.co/Rj7qgMxO7j
— Evie Blad (@EvieBlad) April 26, 2022
‘More than a warm body’: Schools try long-term solutions to substitute teacher shortage is from The Hechinger Report.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing — Please Suggest More:
Most parents think their kids’ school is doing a good job, their teachers are doing the best they can, and they feel well-informed about the curriculum, including potentially controversial topics. https://t.co/IjSltrk2t1
— Anya Kamenetz (@anya1anya) April 29, 2022