Education Policy

A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education

Accredited Author: Economic Policy Institute Task Force

Summary: This report, initiated by a task force established by the Economic Policy Institute and signed by hundreds of educators, aims to broaden the goals and nature of education reform beyond academics and beyond the school... Read on...

Children’s Defense Fund

Summary: The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift... Read on...

Dignity in Schools Campaign

Summary: The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC... Read on...

Educational Colonialism by Chris Lehmann

Summary: In this Huffinton Post article, Chris Lehmann, founding Principal of Science Leadership Academy, says that when powerful people ensure arts-enriched learning for their own kids but push for rote memorization for other... Read on...

Edvoices

Summary: EdVoices.com was created by the National Education Association to be a community of bloggers committed to improving public education in America. The site is a one-stop destination for educators, bloggers, policy makers,... Read on...

Posted in The NetworkBlogs

Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn From Research

Accredited Author: Patricia H. Hinchey

Summary: "Given the experience to date with an overwhelming focus on student achievement scores as a basis for high-stakes decisions, policymakers would do well to pause and carefully examine the issues that make teacher... Read on...

GOOD Magazine’s Education Section

Accredited Author: GOOD Magazine

Summary: GOOD magazine's education section covers topics in education ranging from the quality of school lunches, bullying in schools, and classroom experiments to federal education policy, teaching standards, and assessment by... Read on...

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education

Accredited Author: National Research Council of the National Academies

Summary: This extensive and nearly 10-year long study undertaken by leading educators, economists, and psychologists with support from the U.S. Department of Education and several foundations carries a strong message:... Read on...

Institute for Youth, Education, and Families - National League of Cities

Summary: The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), a special entity within the National League of Cities (NLC), helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their... Read on...

Model School Code from Dignity in Schools Campaign

Summary: The Dignity in Schools Campaign is developing a Model School Code to present a set of recommended policies to schools, districts and legislators to help end school pushout and protect the human right to education,... Read on...

National Education Policy Center

Summary: A leading educational research organization, the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. Involving nearly 100... Read on...

Parents for Public Schools

Summary: Parents for Public Schools (PPS) is a national organization of community-based chapters working with public school parents and other supporters to improve and strengthen local public schools. PPS builds coalitions with... Read on...

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Phi Delta Kappan

Accredited Author: Phi Delta Kappa International

Summary: Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership. The Phi Delta Kappan journal is... Read on...

Poor Teaching for Poor Children… in the Name of Reform

Accredited Author: Alfie Kohn

Summary: This concise and powerful article by author Alfie Kohn describes how poor children often receive the most standardized, behaviorist, and drill-based education, compared with the education of the more affluent that... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 1 review Posted in InformationArticles

President Obama On High-Stakes Tests

Summary: On March 28, 2011 at a town-hall meeting sponsored by Univision, President Obama responded to a question from a public high school student who asked if there could be fewer tests in school. President Obama responds... Read on...

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School Redesign Network

Summary: The School Redesign Network (SRN) at Stanford University exists to build, capture and share research-based knowledge to transform secondary schools and school systems. Their mission is to help support and sustain... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 1 review Posted in The NetworkOrganizations

This Week in Education

Accredited Author: Alexander Russo

Summary: Written by journalist and former Senate education staffer Alexander Russo and hosted on the Scholastic website, This Week in Education gives you the inside scoop on all the latest education news and politics.

Posted in The NetworkBlogs

Voices From the Classroom: VIVA National Task Force Report

Accredited Author: The VIVA Project

Summary: Classroom teachers from all corners of the United States spent hundreds of hours exploring big-picture policy questions together. After the large group identified ideas for improving personal development, a small group... Read on...

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