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):

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools:

School closures are coming — with mainly minority students shuffled is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

Raw data: Test scores were about the same in states that kept schools open and closed during COVID is by Kevin Drum.

Tulsa Schools, Under Threat of Takeover, Retain Control for Now is from The NY Times.

Abusing Research is by Alfie Kohn. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

What Teacher-Preparation Enrollment Looks Like, in Charts is from Ed Week.

After Losing Their Homes, Lahaina Parents Try to Save Their School Community is from The NY Times.

California Attorney General Seeks to Block Transgender Notification Policy is from The NY Times.

Three myths about the impact of COVID-19 on public education is from Brookings.

As more teens overdose on fentanyl, schools face a drug crisis unlike any other is from NPR.

The social science of reading isn’t so clear is from Slow and Boring. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”

This is interesting: Lucy Calkins has dissolved the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In its place, she has created The Mossflower Reading and Writing Project, which may be substantially different or may be just be the same as TCRWP without what some might consider the name’s “baggage.” Calkins has also created a separate site called Rebalancing Literacy, which provides “Resources for Educators Who Want to Put Aside the Fake Reading Wars and Focus on Helping Kids.” I’m adding all this to the same “Reading Wars” best list.

Where’s ‘Woke’? Republicans Test a Different Education Message is from The NY Times.

This Summer, I Became the Book-Banning Monster of Iowa is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Banned Books Week.