Gallup grades, vendors using your data, preschool works, poor schools rule, loss aversion closes gaps? K12 News for Ed Researchers -- http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

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

The latest version of K12 News for Ed Researchers is out http://bit.ly/18mG3K1.

California study identifies a new group on the short end of the achievement gap – foster children   http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-foster-education-20131014,0,3257218.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    http://nscresearchcenter.org/hsbenchmarks2013/#more-92  allows you to benchmark against other NSC using districts, it also shows poverty more than race impacts college going  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/10/school_poverty_more_than_racia.html

Gallup Poll on schools is out and A’s and B’s are down to 18%  http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/poll/

Loss aversion as a key to incenting teachers and closing achievement gaps?  http://freakonomics.com/2013/10/15/what-can-the-olympics-teach-us-about-closing-the-achievement-gap/

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? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/technology/concerns-arise-over-privacy-of-schoolchildrens-data.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2&

Reporters are hot on the trail of what the Common Core means in schools  http://www.educatedreporter.com/2013/10/common-core-state-standards-hechinger.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Investing in our future: the case for preschool ed  http://forourbabies.org/wp/2013/10/16/new-research-brief-investing-in-our-future-the-evidence-base-on-preschool-education/ and the actual study  http://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-updates/meetings-briefings/investing-our-future-evidence-base-preschool

40 years of research says [high quality] preschool works, say 10 researchers  http://www.edsource.org/today/2013/preschool-works-new-analysis-of-research-concludes/40511#.UmH9kxAUbbN

Disability research policy news  http://links.mkt3889.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NzE5NTk5NAS2&r=NTgxODAwODA1NTAS1&j=OTM3MTEyMzUS1&mt=1&rt=0

The changing role of principal supervisors (aka Asst Supes here) from the Wallace Foundation  http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/school-leadership/district-policy-and-practice/Pages/Rethinking-Leadership-The-Changing-Role-of-Principal-Supervisors.aspx

White Board Advisors latest insider poll on Broad prize, common core and more  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7e133da16e3b0d7bc54c3a1ec&id=66d3aba573

Wired Magazine on changing paradigms in Mexico. Lessons for us?   http://ht.ly/pSlOb

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?  http://ht.ly/pVTYB

 5 steps for structuring data informed conversations from REL Pacific  http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=360

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?   http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/the-gap-between-schooling-and-education/?smid=tw-nytimeseconomix&seid=auto

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.. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013441&newsflash=true

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

Joe O’Reilly

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