Ed News For K12 Researchers 9/1 Edition

posted Sep 1, 2013, 9:35 AM by Joe OReilly

The latest version of K12 News for Ed Researchers is out http://paper.li/RE_Directors/1363871353. It contains all of the links below except to IES.

Who are the Class of 2026? Get to know them now, you will be dealing with them for the next 13 years. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2013/08/child_trends_a_bethesda_md-based.html

What  parents want  http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/what-parents-want.html  and what they fear http://www.gallup.com/poll/164168/parents-school-safety-fears-haven-receded-newtown.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication

Say what? A guide to eduspeak (acronyms not included)  http://edglossary.org/

USED clarifies rumors vs. truth on Common Core (but don’t think tea partiers will buy any of it)  http://www.ed.gov/k-12reforms/standards   While states are judged on preparation for the common core  http://www.cep-dc.org/

ESEA Waiver renewal guidance was just released – What the feds will require the states to do to you  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/08/barring_reauthorization_this_m.html

IES has been busy – 2 What Works study reviews (2 thumbs up), a survey on preschool participation and a report on family involvement in education   http://ies.ed.gov     https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#search/ies/140cf73ce115dfdc

SEAs graded on financial transparency  http://www.cato.org/cracking-books

Even if you are not going, you can vote for the SXSWedu2014 conference content. To see the proposed sessions go to this link then choose SXSWedu2014 under conference.  http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote

The former census director has suggestions for changing the racial categories we collect http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/opinion/fix-the-census-archaic-racial-categories.html?nl=todaysheadlines

Lagniappe: Unrelated link of the week – does your job require the use of thousands of #2 pencils in your district?   The this site may be for you  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/08/the-worlds-best-website-about-pencils/279105/

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

Joe O’Reilly