Ed News Christmas Edition

posted Dec 22, 2013, 9:05 AM by Joe o'reilly

Tuda,Tuda; CCSS & SpEd; K now 1st?; H’s pub competition. : DRE’s ED News for K12 Researchers -- http://bit.ly/18mG3K1 .

This week’s edition of ED News for K12 Researchers can e found at http://bit.ly/18mG3K1 .    Below are some highlights and some links that are only found in this message because they will not link in the news blast. This blast is also posted as a message at www.redirectors.org.

Division H is looking for reports of research by or for school districts.  http://www.aera.net/DivisionH/Awards/tabid/11267/Default.aspx  All prior submissions can be found on our website, www.redirectors.org

TUDA, NAEP for school districts, is out  http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_tuda_2013/#/   And so are the pundits: Fordham http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/the-10-things-to-know-about-naep-tuda-2013. Hong Kong:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-academic-obsession-with-testing/2013/12/19/cd05b032-6744-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/12/11/14naep.h33.html?tkn=RYMF1yuNGf8IICraxfW6jViE1Auv4%2FoD2%2FaR&cmp=clp-edweek

The effect of waivers on school accountability http://newamerica.net/publications/policy/its_all_relative

Public schools beat private schools?  http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/12/15/public-schools-beat-private-schools/hWLzdKv1x7wwupcjk5zonI/story.html

The National Student Clearinghouse reports on college completion rates.  http://nscresearchcenter.org/signaturereport6/#ExecutiveSummary

The trend is not CTE’s friend  http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014901  Is it because of changes in CTE offerings?  http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/education/this-isn-t-your-dad-s-vocational-school-20131216

What do teachers make? By state:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/12/15/how-much-teachers-get-paid-state-by-state/?tid=sm_fb  Not local enough? By selected districts:  http://www.nctq.org/districtPolicy/contractDatabase/customReport.do?id=82603#report

Freakonomics on PISA  http://freakonomics.com/2013/12/16/u-s-math-education-still-in-the-doldrums-2/

How does the Common Core compare?  http://hechingerreport.org/content/how-does-common-core-compare_13306/ And what are the implications for special pops?  http://www.mcrel.org/products-and-services/products/product-listing/100_199/product-118 Suggestions for aligning IEPs to CCSS  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2013/12/resources_for_writing_ieps_ali.html

The case for early childhood education from NIEER  http://nieer.org/publications/nieer-working-papers/expanding-access-quality-pre-k-sound-public-policy

Panel recommendations for Next Gen Science Standards  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18409   http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/12/panel_recommends_new_breed_of_.html

Mathematica 2013 Research in Review  http://links.mkt3889.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NzYwMDUzMgS2&r=Nzg3MDgwNTc5NzYS1&j=MTA2NDAxMTE5S0&mt=1&rt=0

60 is the new 40, and Kindergarten is the new first grade  http://www.quickanded.com/2013/12/the-new-first-grade-kindergarten.html

Have a low cost RCT in mind? The feds may fund it  http://coalition4evidence.org/low-cost-rct-competition/

The 6,000 hour learning gap  http://www.expandedschools.org/policy-documents/6000-hour-learning-gap#sthash.irhfSnvq.dpbs

IES National Center for Ed Research Publication list  http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/index.asp#pubs

Improving attendance in Utah (the presentations and related resources are posted)   http://relwest2012.herokuapp.com/events/163

How could social impact bonds be used in education?  http://www.mdrc.org/publication/financing-promising-evidence-based-programs

Lagniappe: A behavioral economist explains Secret Santa gift exchanges   http://blogs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/behavioural-insights-team/2013/12/20/secret-santa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+behaviouralinsightsteam+%28Behavioural+Insights+Team%29

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

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joreilly@redirectors.org            

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