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):
Or specialized high schools and talented and gifted public schools and the need to screen out kids who aren’t “smart” and “hardworking.” https://t.co/LFqA5UtHqT
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) October 17, 2022
New Mexico could vote to make pre-K a universal right https://t.co/Ehqaop3HTH
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 18, 2022
Why Oakland Parents Are Flocking to a Chinese-Immersion School is from The New Yorker.
An explosion of culture-war laws is changing schools. Here’s how. is from The Washington Post.
I sure hope so! ———Will Sacramento teacher strike shake up city school board? Union backs newcomers in election https://t.co/ozWiUCowf4
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 18, 2022
House Republicans introduced a bill that would ban any discussion or material in federally funded programs about LGBTQ people in any event with children under 10 years old. This is a federal “Don’t Say Gay” bill. https://t.co/rEVo0Zvi47 pic.twitter.com/wcsGfDxiW9
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) October 18, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea:
— Kevin Brown (@KBrownTASA) October 19, 2022
BREAKING: A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in student loan debt. https://t.co/WJEEpwj5YX
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 22, 2022
5 Strategies States Are Using to Fill Teacher Shortages is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE “TEACHER SHORTAGE”
How to diversify America’s teaching corps appeared in The Washington Post. I’m adding it to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color.
This next tweet is part of a full thread with reading, and you can easily read the entire thing here.
For non-teaching friends who don’t understand why teaching is so stressful, imagine this scenario. You have to run meetings all day long. You get virtually no time to prepare for the meetings. During the meetings, there are 30 people in the room who are forced to be there.
— Tyler Rablin (@Mr_Rablin) October 20, 2022
“Because if you belong to a class of parent which Youngkin does not prefer, then the governor will make decisions for you. And for your kid. And for the school.” @AnsleySkipper https://t.co/sNkFoPpEcp
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) October 19, 2022
It is rare for Title IX cases to go to trial. In Hawaii, a looming case alleging sex discrimination against female athletes at the state’s biggest public high school could be a landmark stress test for the 50-year-old law. https://t.co/BKHZX48fWm
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 22, 2022
David Banks is New York’s schools chancellor. His fiancée will soon to be overseeing day-to-day operations at City Hall. His brother is quarterbacking the city’s anti-crime efforts.@errollouis reports on Banks’s big goals and powerful family connections https://t.co/9rfOV2D4zF
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 21, 2022
What Works—and What Doesn’t—in Teacher PD is from Ed Week, and is a good summary of this new study. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.
As I mentioned earlier, I wonder how many of those who r using the NAEP results as another excuse to bash schools 4 using distance learning were working safely remotely during the same period of time? https://t.co/YlspbCSGZZ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 26, 2022