Quality counts, Common Core oppo, new discipline rules, coding: the new ach gap : DRE’s ED News for K12 Researchers

posted Jan 12, 2014, 8:30 AM by Joe OReilly

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Ed Week’s Quality Counts gets a makeover  and focuses on District Disruption & Revival http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/09/16sos.h33.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

As we focus on post-secondary options, what do our students face in the work force?  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/business/economy/in-jobless-youth-nation-is-said-to-pay-high-price.html?smid=tw-share

How does information change the public’s opinions about schools? http://educationnext.org/what-were-watching-how-are-views-on-education-policy-affected-by-information/

The state of digital education  http://gettingsmart.com/2014/01/infographic-state-digital-education/

Upton Sinclair-esque report onTeaching for K12, Inc.  http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2014/01/15_months_in_virtual_charter_h.html

Better living through pharmacology for ADHD? Maybe not.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/health/adhd-experts-re-evaluate-studys-zeal-for-drugs.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

2014 predictions: http://www.edcentral.org/ten-prek-12-debates-expect-2014/

New approach to PD research called for  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2014/01/time_for_a_new_approach_to_pro.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Has your district used the PISA-like test provided by OECD? Just another test or worthwhile – what is your opinion?  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/08/15dale.h33.html

Common Core oppo has only just begun – Scary!  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/common-core-conservatives-education-101796.html#.UswUErH-BjU.twitter

This is your brain on music  http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/your-brain-music-infographic?src=SOC&dom=fb&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferaabe8&utm_medium=twitter

Controversial new rules for school discipline:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/school-discipline-guidance_n_4558566.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

The new achievement/opportunity gap. Who is in your Computer Science AP classes? In Wyoming it is 100% white males, and most other states are not a lot better.  And the numbers are low. http://computinged.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/detailed-ap-cs-2013-results-unfortunately-much-the-same/  Meanwhile, in NYC’s tony Chelsea neighborhood you will find coding tutors  http://ht.ly/suxgA 

Preschool is predicted to be a hot topic of 2014. What are the impacts of preschool?  There are differing opinions and results  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/how-lasting-are-the-benefits-of-preschool/2014/01/07/4be0aaa6-77d0-11e3-af7f-13bf0e9965f6_story.html  and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/preschool-achievement-gap_n_4556916.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Lagniappe:  Do you drink like a donkey or an elephant? Turns out I like both D and R wines. Not surprised “2 Buck Chuck” leans D. Very surprised my deep blue D Chicago relatives were associated with very R Wild Turkey.  Ireland’s Jameson leans D, Northern Ireland’s Bushmill’s does not make the list.    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/12/31/what-your-favorite-drink-says-about-your-politics-in-one-chart/

There is all this and lots more in our weekly edition -- http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

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Joe O’Reilly