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):
Ohio officials are investigating pro-Nazi home Ohio’s education department said it would investigate the apparent use of fascist materials by a home-schooling network after reports that the pro-Nazi group is run by a couple living in the state. https://t.co/Oy0oHYUPLC
— Laura Meckler (@laurameckler) February 2, 2023
Poll: Parents Don’t Want Schools to Focus on Culture Wars is from Ed Week.
House G.O.P. Subpoenas Biden Officials for Investigating School-Related Threats is from The NY Times.
Global Learning Loss: Top 4 Takeaways from Latest International COVID Research is from The 74. However, I do think the article in this next tweet provides better context to the results of the study:
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) January 31, 2023
How Home Visits Helped Connecticut Cut Student Absenteeism is from Future Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.
Featuring Illinois and Michigan
“Ron DeSantis is fond of describing his state as the place ‘where woke goes to die.’ If so, perhaps Democratic governors can do more to advertise their states as places where Florida-style school crackdowns go to die.” https://t.co/mtkisqOE0V
— Alexander Russo (@alexanderrusso) February 4, 2023
It’s good that the sentiment about state testing might be shifting, but the law must change if the use of tests can really change. Nice summary by: @libbystanford in @educationweek https://t.co/33NISmR638 @Edu_Historian @NEPCtweet @NCIEA1 @cgewertz @mpolikoff @lillianpace
— Scott Marion (@ScottFMarion) February 1, 2023
I wonder if there are some parallels here to what’s happening to the teaching profession, particularly in states where books r being banned, LGBTQ rights r being attacked, & ability 2 teach about systemic racism restricted https://t.co/EO4GGrblSK
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 5, 2023
Department of Education data shows 47 states have reported teacher shortages this school year, the problem being most acute in urban and rural areas. Meanwhile, desperate state legislatures are passing laws making it easier to become a public schoolteacher https://t.co/m6MXAp0RSQ
— CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2023
A deep dive on how Title I funds are allocated is from Brookings.
Education Issues Vault to Top of the G.O.P.’s Presidential Race is from The NY Times.
"Let's give public school teachers a raise!" President Joe Biden #SOTU
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 8, 2023
Pennsylvania's school funding system is unconstitutional, with "manifest deficiencies" between low and high-wealth school districts, a Commonwealth Court judge ruled today — close to a year after the landmark trial ended. More to come on this decision: https://t.co/uSnaO0WuPr
— Maddie Hanna (@maddiehanna) February 7, 2023