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):
We must address Covid-related grief and other pandemic impacts on children is from The Hechinger Report.
16 Important Stories About Education We’re Jealous We Didn’t Publish in 2022 is from The 74.
All Teaching Shortages Are Not Equal: 4 Takeaways From New Research is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE “TEACHER SHORTAGE”
This article from American Progress is several years old, but new to me: Reimagining the School Day
‘Political Speech’ in the Classroom: Pride Flags & ‘Safe Space’ Stickers? is from The 74.
Poll finds culture war issues (Critical race theory, LGBTQ issues, & “political indoctrination”) were not biggest concerns for voters. People more concerned with school shootings and other issues. #edchat #edpolitics https://t.co/zUQuzRYTvc
— CEEP (@soeceep) December 21, 2022
Summer meals, funding for high-poverty schools: What the federal spending bill means for students is from Chalkbeat.
“The emergency created by the pandemic proved that we could stave off child hunger and deprivation if the government acted,” @brycecovert writes. https://t.co/rvtB9k9Dxv
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) December 27, 2022
I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research:
There’s a lot of dysfunction at @officialSCUSD (though that should change with our new school board), but the district’s health policies are worth being emulated by others https://t.co/uZmSnRF8Ci
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 28, 2022
Big ideas about the state (and future) of America’s schools: New today from @The74 and @BevWeintraub, our most memorable and discussed essays of 2022 https://t.co/n1KaB1PKfW pic.twitter.com/9Hglx4bSwa
— Steve Snyder (@TheSnydes) December 27, 2022
How a School Safety Scare Tactic Roiled a District—And What Others Can Learn From It https://t.co/KFhFTTbkOl pic.twitter.com/IUFX6VlZEQ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 29, 2022
In this article published by @undarkmag about public school performance testing, Dr. Jack Schneider @Edu_Historian comments about the system’s implicit bias and racist practices. The story has appeared in several other media outlets, including @PopSci. https://t.co/6y0R4f1CKf
— School of Education (@SchoolofEdUML) December 29, 2022
Grim forecast for public pension funds in California and elsewhere is from Ed Source.
13 education data stories that explained U.S. schools in 2022 is from Chalkbeat.
Here is what an AI tool came up responding to this prompt: “A sad and tired high school teacher who learns that he once again loses his planning period because they have to cover for a teacher who is absent.” pic.twitter.com/tqsYroQUHd
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 31, 2022
Education Dept. Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints https://t.co/VKMk85vB80
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 1, 2023
“Short-term mask requirements, based on clear metrics and targets, & with the provision of high-quality masks to families, can make a big difference. That will keep kids and staff in school and parents at work.”
Our op-ed in @TIME on a new @nejm studyhttps://t.co/BjXZnLz0go 1/3
— Esther C, MD MPH (@choo_ek) November 10, 2022
I Have Never Done a Thing to Make Sure Public Schools Are Well-Funded, Safer, or More Equitable
But Boston Schools I Have No Connection to Are Requiring Masks for a Few Days and I’m Ready to Go to War
— New York Times Education Pitchbot (@GreyLadiesNYC) December 31, 2022
I’m adding this tweet to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color:
Important @educationweek piece by @selmekki ——- 4 Ways to Make Your School Better for Black and Brown Teachers https://t.co/Vka5bLylw4
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 4, 2023