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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers? – by Frederick Hess
Education Next • Frederick Hess
Michael Kirst weighs another 4 years on state board after Jerry Brown departs
EdSource • John Fensterwald
Labor pledges $280m research institute to 'take politics out of the classroom'
The Guardian • Paul Karp
Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?
Education Week • Rick Hess
8 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2018 - Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground - Education Week
Education Week
OPINION: Here’s an economic engine that powers communities: School
Hechinger Report • Lazaro Lopez
Multiple Measures Data and Reporting in Vermont and California
Education Domain: Online Learning • Ashley Jones
Response: Ways to 'Navigate Conflicts & Restore Relationships' Between Students
Education Week • Larry Ferlazzo
ESSA’s Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us
Education Week • Dale Chu, June Atkinson
Developing the Most Important Mindset for Success: Build Your Roster Like the St. Louis Cardinals
Inc. • Jason Selk
 
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Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers? – by Frederick Hess
Education NextFrederick Hess
It should be obvious even if it sometimes gets lost amidst the noise: The measure of a policy is not its intent but its impact. That’s why I’ve been tough on statewide teacher evaluation reforms. The point of these systems is sensible...
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Education, Education Reform
Michael Kirst weighs another 4 years on state board after Jerry Brown departs
EdSourceJohn Fensterwald
Credit: Christopher Schodt for Michael Kirst Gov. Jerry Brown will leave state government in November, but the man most closely identified with Brown’s education legacy for leading the State Board of Education for 15 of Brown’s 16 years as governor, may not...
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Early Childhood Education, Education
Labor pledges $280m research institute to 'take politics out of the classroom'
The GuardianPaul Karp
Labor has proposed a $280m independent education institute to evaluate what works and what doesn’t in Australian schools. Labor’s education spokeswoman, Tanya Plibersek, said the Evidence Institute for Schools would “put an end to decades of ideological battles about school education” and...
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Education, Education Reform
Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?
Education WeekRick Hess
It should be obvious even if it sometimes gets lost amidst the noise: The measure of a policy is not its intent but its impact. That's why I've been tough on statewide teacher evaluation reforms. The point of these systems is sensible...
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Education, Education Reform
8 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2018 - Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground - Education Week
Education Week
Education seems to lose the spotlight to presidential Tweets that aren't very presidential. However, there are eight critical issues that all educators, and those who value education, need to know about.
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Colleges & Universities, Education
OPINION: Here’s an economic engine that powers communities: School
Hechinger ReportLazaro Lopez
Four years ago, Marilyn Gutierrez expressed interest in becoming a teacher, but was unsure about the steps needed to achieve that goal. Gutierrez participated in my high school district’s education pathway, where she took college-level courses and interned as a teacher. These...
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EdTech, Education
Multiple Measures Data and Reporting in Vermont and California
Education Domain: Online LearningAshley Jones
In personalized, competency-based education, schools should have far better data to support student learning, provide greater transparency and analyze and continuously improve on their practice through data and reporting with multiple measures. Likewise, states can consider how to present multiple measures of...
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Education, Education Reform
Response: Ways to 'Navigate Conflicts & Restore Relationships' Between Students
Education WeekLarry Ferlazzo
(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.) The new question-of-the-week is: When two or more students are having a conflict, what are the most effective ways teachers can respond to the situation? In Part...
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Education, Education Reform
ESSA’s Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us
Education WeekDale Chu, June Atkinson
State leaders need public support and accountability on ESSA plans When the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law two years ago, leaders from both sides of the aisle hailed it as a rare and remarkable display of bipartisanship. The measure...
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Developing the Most Important Mindset for Success: Build Your Roster Like the St. Louis Cardinals
Inc.Jason Selk
I once asked Dan Gable, one of the greatest coaches of all time, whether he preferred an athlete with talent or one with work ethic. He responded with a sly grin, "I prefer an athlete who has both." Talent is obviously very...
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