This Week’s “Round-Up” of Useful Posts on Education Policy Issues

February 1, 2013

Here are a few relatively recent posts and articles on education policy issues that are worth a read:

Education Guru John Mockler: Our Schools are Succeeding is from The California Teachers Association. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing .

New student tests to focus less on memory is from The San Francisco Chronicle. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Why I Don’t Assign Homework is from Dan Meyer. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

Here’s an interesting NY Times article about performance pay for doctors, and here’s Paul Thomas’ commentary on it.

Research: Blame It On The Lead? is from This Week In Education. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.

Here’s a Part One and Part Two series of posts on the use of data in education, and they’re both from Larry Cuban’s blog. I’m adding them to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”

Esoteric Formulas and Educational Research is from Walt Gardner at Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

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Larry Ferlazzo has been a high school teacher since 2003 after spending nineteen years working as a community organizer. He teaches Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced English Language Learners (as well as native English speakers) at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.