Gallup grades, vendors using your data, preschool works, poor schools rule, loss aversion closes gaps? K12 News for Ed Researchers --

posted Oct 20, 2013, 8:44 AM by Joe OReilly

The latest version of K12 News for Ed Researchers is out

California study identifies a new group on the short end of the achievement gap – foster children,0,3257218.story

If you don’t use National Clearinghouse you should - $425/HS/yr and you can track your grads for 8 yrs. (It started as the National Student LOAN Clearinghouse so banks and colleges could easily communicate about current enrollment of students each semester.)  This report from NSC  allows you to benchmark against other NSC using districts, it also shows poverty more than race impacts college going

Gallup Poll on schools is out and A’s and B’s are down to 18%

Loss aversion as a key to incenting teachers and closing achievement gaps?

Efforts are underway to protect student privacy, including from vendors with which districts outsource functions. How might that impact things you’re doing with your data warehouse? assessment system? And does your contract limit what the vendor can do with the data they collected from you?

Reporters are hot on the trail of what the Common Core means in schools

Investing in our future: the case for preschool ed and the actual study

40 years of research says [high quality] preschool works, say 10 researchers

Disability research policy news

The changing role of principal supervisors (aka Asst Supes here) from the Wallace Foundation

White Board Advisors latest insider poll on Broad prize, common core and more

Wired Magazine on changing paradigms in Mexico. Lessons for us?

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…The message at the base of the Statue of Liberty or the new reality in schools? Or is qualifying for F&R lunch not really poor?

 5 steps for structuring data informed conversations from REL Pacific

The gap between schooling and education.  The article is about cross national gaps. But what is the difference within our systems on the difference between sitting in schools and education?

Lagniappe: Interesting factoids from the Common Core of Ed Data – such as there are 98,328 US schools, 1,517 new schools opened for the first time while 1,840 schools closed in 2011/12r. Plus more..

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

Joe O’Reilly