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):
Schools as Factories: Metaphors That Stick is by Larry Cuban.
It matters now more than ever: What new developments say about Teacher Diversity and Student Success is from Brookings. I’m adding it to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color.
How Hillsdale College-affiliated charter schools spread is from The Washington Post.
When the ‘Science of Reading’ Goes Too Far is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”
As federal pandemic programs expire, school lunch debt is likely to return to American schools this year. absolutely indefensible https://t.co/lURW8RsbdV
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) August 2, 2022
NEW: As a consequence of enrollment losses, many school districts are starting to reckon with a big problem — a growing number of very small schools that are difficult to afford and fully staff. Options for addressing this are unappealing and unpopular. https://t.co/xLepBo7LeQ
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) August 1, 2022
Early data on ‘high-dosage’ tutoring shows schools are sometimes finding it tough to deliver even low doses is from The Hechinger Report.
‘Never seen it this bad’: America faces catastrophic teacher shortage is from The Washington Post.
“Put kids first” is perhaps the most obnoxious trope one can use when arguing anything about education. Asking teachers to put their health on the line in unhealthy buildings and underfunded schools with little to no mitigation in place is not putting kids first. pic.twitter.com/tJXW5to5gZ
— Jersey Jazzman (@jerseyjazzman) August 6, 2022