Ed News for the week of 9/15

posted Sep 15, 2013, 8:59 AM by Joe OReilly

The latest version of K12 News for Ed Researchers is out http://bit.ly/18mG3K1. This blast is also posted as a message at www.redirectors.org.

Thanks to David Weinberger, the LEA rep on the Common Education Data Standards committee and Yonkers DRE, for a link to the proposed CEDS 4 standards. Like the change in ethnic categories, this will impact you if implemented.  See the draft here:  https://ceds.ed.gov/  .  There are over 200 proposed new V4 elements, and over 1,300 unduplicated elements.  

The nuns were right – order in the classroom rules!  http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisainfocus/

Australian researcher studies ‘the myth of school competition:’  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2013/09/study_examines_myth_of_markets_in_k-12.html

WestEd documenting the school turn around process and lessons learned  http://centeronschoolturnaround.org/journeys/

Noodge nation -- Artie boobalah, have you completed your college app yet? Oy veh!  http://ht.ly/oKoGn

PARCC, Smarter Balanced, ELL and alt assessments, you have new federally funded triplet siblings on the way – K entry assessments:  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2013/09/ed_dept_awards_15m_in_grants_for_kindergarten_entry_assessments.html

New York Times Magazine ED issue  http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html

Coincidence or something more? Alabama is one of the only states below Arizona on NAEP and AL and AZ came in #2 and #3 in the percent of Ed budgets cut in the great recession. How did your state fare?  http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=4011

How to argue with research you don’t like  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/12/how-to-argue-with-research-you-dont-like/

Flipped classrooms increased (smart) college student learning  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/09/the-post-lecture-classroom-how-will-students-fare/279663/?google_editors_picks=true

Lagniappe: The 2013 Ig Nobels, for “real research that make people laugh and then make them think,”  have been released. My favorite? Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. What study would you nominate in the Ed category?  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013-ig-nobels-honor-research-on-beer-goggles-cows-ready-to-be-tipped/

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

Joe O’Reilly