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 …

Books: The 2014 Teaching Book You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

The latest issue of the New York Review includes a roundup review of three education boooks, including two you probably already know (Goldstein and Green's) and one you may not have heard of.  
 
It's Garret Keizer's "Getting Schooled,"

2014 Midterm Election: What It Means for Education

By Matthew L. Evans, Advocacy Coordinator, and Jessica Seitz, Policy Analyst, National PTA

With the 2014 Midterm Elections now behind us, the impact of the results and how they will affect PTA-related policy issues must be examined. With most of …

Morning Video: Harvard Students Fail 1964 Louisiana Voting Literacy Test

This video has been going around the past few days — I have no idea if it's legit or not, but obviously the appeal is that it cuts a bunch of different ways: Tests are bad. Voting tests are bad. …

AM News: Nearly 30 State Supes Change Over In Under Three Years

What's the Turnover for State Education Chiefs in Recent Years? State EdWatch: In the past 33 months, 29 states have replaced their state K-12 chiefs at least once, or are officially scheduled to replace their state K-12 chiefs due to last week's elections or …

What Are Arne Duncan’s ‘Lines in the Sand’ When it Comes to NCLB Renewal?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see annual state assessments remain at the core of any reauthorization of NCLB, said state chiefs who participated in a Q-and-A in San Diego.

Library records and student privacy

A colleague brought to my attention a question one of the students in her library class asked: “Should my school’s parent portal show the books their children have checked out from the school library?”

Parents use school portals to check …

When Grading Meets Technology: Not Necessarily a Match Made in Heaven

When it comes to online gradebooks, I believe there is a misguided faith in the magic of technology to “streamline” routine tasks and “solve problems” (even things we didn’t realize were problems beforehand). Here’s one: if parents weren’t allowed to…