Ed News Best of 2013 Edition

posted Dec 29, 2013, 8:57 AM by Joe o'reilly

This week’s edition of ED News for K12 Researchers can be found at http://bit.ly/18mG3K1 .    Face it, everyone is off and most are just posting year in review pieces they finished long ago. So this week it is heavily a ‘Best of 2013’ Ed News edition!

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Top 10 Data Quality Campaign Blogs  http://www.dataqualitycampaign.org/blog/2013/12/top-ten-blogs-2013

WaPo’s Valerie Straus’s 13 top charts of 2013  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/12/24/the-13-most-important-charts-of-2013/

Ed Next’s Top 10 articles of 2013  http://educationnext.org/the-top-20-education-next-articles-of-2013/

Politico’s Overlooked trends of 2013  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/overlooked-trends-of-2013-101491.html?ml=m_pm

Hechinger Report’s top 10stories  http://hechingerreport.org/content/top-ten-stories-from-hechinger-kindergarten-through-high-school-highlights_14273/

Pew Charitable Trust’s best state by state comparisons  http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline

Austin won the award for a system that provides data to community organizations in a way that minimizes demands on the department and meets local needs.  https://www.austinisd.org/dre/spotlight/aisd-department-research-and-evaluation-honored-council-great-city-schools-and   And while at the Austin site, peruse their reports https://www.austinisd.org/dre/search

Will HR be using predictive analytics before you do?  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2013/12/predictive_tech_tools_aim_to_hire_better_teachers.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Your mother was right, kids should say thank you, it is good for them  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303773704579270293660965768

Anxious? Don’t calm down, get excited!  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/12/anxious_students_amping_up_may.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Ed Writers talking about gaming as the new approach to assessment  http://www.educatedreporter.com/2013/12/gaming-future-of-school-assessments.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Where will the cut scores land?  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/12/should_consortium_tests_be_as_.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Trust a key to useful big data.  https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/articles/information_technology_strategy_consumer_products_trust_advantage_win_big_data/?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer21c3b&utm_medium=twitter

Lagniappe:  The New York Times knows where you live, with no help from the NSA. I was born in Brooklyn, my mother was from Chicago and fought the NY accent, and I spent a number of years in New England. So where does the NY Times say I live based on my answers to a few questions on how I speak? In my home town or two other suburbs of Phoenix! (I then answered as a tonic swilling, grinder eating, wicked cool, South Boston Irish school janitor and it identified my town as Boston). Try it --   http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?r=00k04080040010600j102080200001040j0l028020020l0400&_r=0 ,

There is all this and lots more in our weekly edition -- http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

As always, if you have a link or study to share, send it my way.

Joe O’Reilly