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):
In the nation’s poorest large city, everything must change. The budget and policies have to change. Broken systems need to be torn down.
— Helen Gym (@HelenGymPHL) May 12, 2023
NEW: A study finds that kids of different backgrounds lost about the same amount of academic ground w/in their districts during pandemic — pointing to district or community factors that are driving learning loss. But what exactly that is remains a mystery https://t.co/Ubwfte8LRK
— Kalyn Belsha (@kalynbelsha) May 12, 2023
I’m adding this tweet to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color:
— Harrison Peters (@HarrisonPeters) May 12, 2023
With chronic absenteeism on the upswing, how can schools tackle attendance issues? is from Education Dive and talks about this report, Attendance Playbook: Smart Solutions for Reducing Student Absenteeism Post-Pandemic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.
Florida teachers say they’re feeling more anxious, disrespected, unappreciated & under attack than ever before—all because of the restrictive laws adopted under Ron Desantis & because of his culture war against teachers
“They disrespect us at every turn”https://t.co/xPVDCMHagN
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) May 13, 2023
PROOF POINTS: How a debate over the science of math could reignite the math wars is from The Hechinger Report.
What Happens to Performance Assessment If We Use It for Accountability? is from The Center For Assessment. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.
Chicago’s Unlikeliest Mayor, Brandon Johnson is from The New Yorker.
ON TODAY’S FRONT States dogged by persistent teacher shortages are trying something new: sending people to college for free. My story on the programs that could revolutionize teacher training. https://t.co/dBVRq5Im29
— Moriah Balingit (@ByMoriah) May 15, 2023
Oakland students to return to classroom Tuesday after week-plus strike is from Ed Source.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Monday that largely banned Florida’s public universities and colleges from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. https://t.co/kBmwlOUZh8 pic.twitter.com/ml3QX19Kz2
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 15, 2023
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) May 16, 2023
High-dosage tutoring is still hard. Here’s what schools have learned. is from Chalkbeat.
Explore Selected Findings from U.S. Participation in PIRLS 2021! is from The National Center For Education Statistics.
"Tuesday night’s school board elections in Pennsylvania and Oregon again showed how classrooms continue to be a front in the Republican Party’s broader culture war, a battle it has pursued in states across the country with mixed results."
https://t.co/nfbdzsT1ig via @voxdotcom
— Alexander Russo (@alexanderrusso) May 19, 2023