NOTE: I was out of the country for a week, so this is a two-week compilation…
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):
What the Biden administration’s new rules for charter schools say is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
National Education Data: K-12 Enrollment More Racially Diverse Compared to a Decade Ago is from The 74. I’m adding it to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Learning About The Ethnic & Racial Make-Up Of The U.S. Student Population.
Schools Can Do More Than ‘Return to Normal.’ Here’s How is from Ed Week and shares intriguing research about how people and institutions tend to respond to the aftermath of disruption.
‘I’m terrified’: As new laws take effect, LGBTQ students and allies fear the consequences is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to THE BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT LGBTQ STUDENTS.
Data Walls Demoralize Students. Assessment Expert Lorrie Shepard Explains Why is an older, but useful, report from NEPC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”
Florida law limiting LGBTQ discussions takes effect — and rocks schools is from The Washington Post.
California’s new budget includes historic funding for education is from Ed Source.
I do not argue that students have not been hurt academically by school closures, but I don’t understand at this point how anyone can seriously quote McKinsey to support their case. Their failings – in data analysis & in ethics- r in the news regularly https://t.co/gUQj7TRiim
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 9, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE PARENT ENGAGEMENT, BUT NOT PARENT BULLYING:
The big money behind moms 4 liberty and the right wing education groups that have popped up in the last year. https://t.co/sKvFB8RG2c
— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) July 9, 2022
I appreciate this in-depth look at what’s happening from the perspective of someone who understands and studies institutions. My hunch is we need lots of pieces like this, pulling at different threads. And there a few threads I’m eager to pull. https://t.co/te7Gn5y3yD
— Jennifer Binis (@JennBinis) July 8, 2022
Hey sorry we don’t have money for school lunches or a computer lab, we spent it all on the special Governor’s Task Force to Locate the Teacher Who Quoted Maya Angelou https://t.co/n4Bu2RVWpp
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) July 8, 2022
this is exactly right: “The court’s conservatives do not oppose secularism so much as they oppose public things. And so, that is what we ought to defend.” https://t.co/3EciKbuRij
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) July 6, 2022
This next tweet shares a good commentary questioning how students are typically selected for admission into public select high schools:
Vincent Matthews: SFUSD can’t improve without inclusiveness https://t.co/RA6ErxxPPo
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 4, 2022
In trainings, Florida tells teachers that religion belongs in public life https://t.co/4n345uquAj
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 2, 2022
— Sommer Brugal (@smbrugal) July 2, 2022
California’s teens can hit the snooze button a few extra times starting on July 1st –a new law will require all public high schools start no earlier than 8:30
This follows the sleep science & should be applauded.
— Tamara Gilkes Borr (@TamaraGilkes) June 29, 2022
New: An eight-year school funding lawsuit is nearing its end in Pennsylvania.
I wrote about the highly imperfect but powerful tool that is suing states for inequitably funded education, and why PA is being so closely watched by experts around the country https://t.co/otHSeIOiXD
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) July 11, 2022