Journalism: Hits & Misses In NPR’s "Overtesting" Story

So-called "overtesting" is probably the easiest story on the education beat to do right now, and I'm no saint I did one too last winter for the Atlantic's education page. But there aren't any real numbers out there and so …

Slideshow: Who Funds EdTech — And Who Doesn’t

Philanthropy’s Essential Role in K-12 Edtech and Strategies for Impact from Shauntel Poulson

Here's an interesting look at who funds edtech pointing out that traditional funders don't all approach the sector the same way — and that there are some …

Charts: Look At Kentucky & New York "Before & After" Scores


Thanks to Vox for pulling up these before (green) and after (yellow) bar graphs showing how Kentucky and New York kids did on Common Core-aligned assessments, which gives us a rough idea of how kids in other states will do …

Confronting School Reforms That Work Against Democracy

Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can’t be turned over to “the people”?

AM News: Get Ready For Low Common Core Test Scores This Spring

Under half of students projected to test well EdSource Today: Projections released Monday predict that fewer than half of students in California and other states will score at grade level on tests next spring on the Common Core standards.

Poll: Voters

Where have you been?

I’ve been everywhere, man.
I’ve been everywhere, man.
Crossed the deserts bare, man.
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I’ve had my share, man.
I’ve been everywhere.

Johnny Cash*

 

Gary Stager’s post “Where I’ve been” …

On Hope

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Inequitable Access To Effective Teachers Is A Thing, Right?

Lots of ideas for solving the teacher equity problem from @chadaldeman — Education Next http://ow.ly/Eqimf  Are any of these viable?

Projected Results from Spring Common-Core Tests – Education Week http://ow.ly/Eq0OQ 

Why public-sector unions lost big in Illinois – The Washington …

Events: Inside The Secret World Of The Spencer Journalism Fellowship


Saturday was the occasion of the annual Spencer Journalism Fellowship reunion, during which the new fellows (pictured) are officially introduced to the alumni and given their secret instructions.  This year's fellows (Linda, Mitra, and Joy) are focusing on poverty, resegregation …

Charts: Experiences Of Sexual Violence In High School

Check out the startling statistics presented above (based on an AAUW study) and more at this Al Jazeera America story.  Harassment and related issues aren't a standard education policy topic but they're an important and real part of too …