Litigating Algorithms Beyond Education
Audrey Amrein-Beardsley went to a conference to talk about VAM and heard about the widespread use of similarly bad algorithms all across society. It's not just education, and it's not pretty.
How To Keep Teachers From Leaving The Profession
From the Atlantic. The secret is in the URL title-- teachers need other teachers to succeed.
How The Bush Foundation Wasted $45 Million Attacking Teachers
The story of how one more bunch of rich amateurs set out to remake education and failed.
Immigrant kids and a town's backlash
When the bus driver is against immigration. This is a well-reported piece from the Washington Post that captures many of the tensions created by large immigration in small towns.
Another School Leadership Disaster
Jeff Bryant has been taking a look at the lucrative pipeline that puts less-than-awesome candidates in administrative positions.
Blinded By Science
Nancy Flanagan looks at how throwing around the "s" word doesn't always work out well for educators.
That Stanford Study That Links Achievement To Money
There were several takes on that study this week (including mine), but I don't think anybody did a better job with it than Jan Resseger.
Media Coverage of Science of Reading
Would you like a handy reading list for prying apart the latest round of reading warfare? The ever-erudite Paul Thomas has you covered.
Stand For Children Messing with LA Elections
Why and how is the Oregon-based reformster group messing with Louisiana's education business? The indispensable Mercedes Schneider has tracked it all down.
Digital Ed Has a Cheerleading Problem
Rick Hess clues us in on what we already know-- digital ed tools are often a snare and a delusion and a sad web of false promises.
The Myth of the Behind The Times School Is Wrong
Yeah, we already knew this, too. But it's nice to see somebody say so.
Do Districts Actually Want Black Male Teachers?
At EdWeek. Actions speak louder than words.
More Money, Less Oversight for Ohio's Charters
Short but sweet-- well, not sweet, exactly-- blog post from 10th period. Ohio is a mess.
Betsy DeVos, The Musical
Yes, that's a real show, sort of. Have You Heard had the creator of this nifty musical on the podcast (Jennifer Berkshire actually saw a performance) and this is your must-listen item of the week.