Buck Up!

When my daughters were pre-teens they came home from school one day alarmed. During a lesson on climate change the teacher or some part of the lesson, it was never quite clear, had basically stated that absent radical attention to warming there would be little hope for survivability on earth after 2030. This was during …

Is It Too Late On Recovery Dollars? Plus,Times Tanks Loudoun, Ed Finance, And Assessment Access…

States and school districts don’t do a great job communicating about, or even being transparent about, student assessments. A cynic might say that’s by design. Recovering psychometrician and Bellwether analyst Michelle Croft on the parent side of that. In last week’s fish porn post, I was remiss in not pointing out that if things like …

LA Teachers Strike, DIY One! Plus, NCEE, Davis On Evidence, Discipline, SEL, More!

Allison Davis on using evidence and building an evidence base. Come for the interesting content, stay for the goofy pictures. NCEE is socializing the chart on the right, it’s an interesting generational issue for the US relative to some other countries. A lot of kids are bored in school and a lot are stressed out, …

Trump, DeVos, Whiteboard Insiders On DeVos, Choice And Accountability. Plus: Steve Fleishman With The Eduwonkiest Non-Eduwonk Post Ever, Wisconsin News And Ravitch Could Have Stopped Trump And Chose Not To! Student Speech, When Does McWhorter Sleep? Also Data On TIMSS, Fordham Authorizing, EdTPA And More…

Another Bellwether Education blog training coming in February. Applications due in December. More here. Last week I offered some thoughts in U.S. News & World Report on lecturing Trump voters that were really about the rampant assumption of monocausality since the election. I voted for Clinton. I’m no fan of Trump. But all of his …

Teacher Prep, Teacher Data, Teacher Retirement! Thanks Goldstein! Education Politics, Charters, Student Privacy, MT Politics With National Implications, Latino Supt’s, And More. Plus Finland!

Michael Goldstein did a great job here guestblogging last week, he went wild, scroll below to see all that. Last week Bellwether released a new analysis on teacher prep (pdf).  Ashley Mitchel and I looked at the new regulations in U.S. News. More from Mitchel on this here. Chad Aldeman on why education advocates have to …