Here are just a few of the articles this week that deserve your time and attention!
Common Core "Results" Aren't Actually Test Scores
Bernie Horn provides a great explanation-- clear, simple, and comprehensible to civilians-- about why the results you read in the paper aren't what you think they are.
America's Teaching Force by the Numbers
I can't say that Laura McKenna hit it completely out of the park, but as mainstream media outlet coverage of the teacher "shortage" goes, this is not bad.
Educating Governor Kasich
New-to-me blogger Abby White comes from Ohio, and she has some thoughts about John Kasich and his approach to education.
I used this old piece from the Economist earlier this week, but it's a particular direct but brief profile of Sir Michael Barber, the big cheese at Pearson.
Hansen Was Angry
Ohio newspapers have been ploughing through pages of newly-released documents dealing with Ohio's messed-up department of education. This is just one example of the shenanigans, but all of the coverage is worth folowing.
New Teachers Are Educated, Not Trained
Russ Walsh with a pointed reminder that puppies are trained, and teachers are not. Also, a fine list of what the basic elements of a good teacher education program would be.