K12 News for You

posted Oct 13, 2013, 10:26 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.  Note that some Ed Week links are only found in this message, they do not show up in the papering                                                                                         

Who loves ya baby? International teacher status Index: https://varkeygemsfoundation.org/teacherindex/tibco

Follow-up analysis on the special ed and charter study listed last week.  http://charteringquality.org/unpacking-the-special-education-story/#more-1181

OECD Skiils Survey, aka Pisa for the Geezer  http://skills.oecd.org/skillsoutlook.html

Book Review: There is nothing like a reformed reformer: Ravitch’s Reign of Error  http://digital.hechingerreport.org/content/diane-ravitchs-error_924/

You do know the GED is getting much harder, right?  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/10/the-ged-test-is-about-to-get-much-harder-and-much-more-expensive/280281/

Glynn Ligon of Austin ISD told the story of eating in the cafeteria and asking the cook how the Mexican food tasted so good while using the new award winning healthy recipes. The cook said, “Oh I don’t use those recipes, if I did no one would eat this stuff.” Studying the move to healthier school food.  http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/reports/serving-healthy-school-meals-85899508135

Ed Funders Research Initiative: Focus on NYC schools  http://www.edfundersresearch.com/research

Mobile Tech in schools: How do you compare to other districts?  http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3758255

Council for Exceptional Children supports doing away with the 2% alt assessments.  http://htl.li/2AAhdr

t does the gov’t shutdown affect schools? Go here and scroll down to the shutdown item  http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/

Headline: LA’s iPad bet not based on research http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2013/10/09/14928/big-promises-with-ipads-but-the-data-doesn-t-deliv/

Poverty or social class? An economist’s view  http://www.epi.org/blog/poverty-achievement/


AIR on value added measures and teacher evaluation  http://www.air.org/focus-area/education/index.cfm?fa=viewContent&content_id=2784&id=135

Sorting students and the impact of value added scores at the teacher level  http://www.nctq.org/commentary/viewStory.do?id=33752

SETDA on what states and districts can do to prepare for online assessments http://assessmentstudies.setda.org/

McRel Research Says on Teacher Leadership  http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct13/vol71/num02/Teacher-Leadership@-No-Guarantee-of-Success.aspx

Lagniappe: Its all about the headline   http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/10/08/congress-popularity-witches-hemorrhoids-poll/2944343/ or http://www.theonion.com/articles/psychiatrists-deeply-concerned-for-5-of-americans,34163/

Plus much more!

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

Joe O’Reilly





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