I have spring fever...well, really just the fever part. Rather than not write anything, I grabbed some of the interesting stories I have read over the past week from education and education policy to highlight below. (If you like this new format, be sure to let me know).
- More on Charters. Dr Julian Vasquez Heilig weighs in on the rapid expansion of charters despite community opposition. Dr. Heilig is a highly respected researcher and a professor of education. His blog, Cloaking Inequity, is worth a look.
- Different views on the Common Core. Education research firm WestEd shared a report this week on the differing views of the Common Core roll out in California. Superintendents and teachers are not seeing eye to eye on this. A note of caution: the survey is not statistically valid as the response rate was low.
- Researchers say no to Common Core. Also on the common core, researchers are advocating to end all "high-stakes" testing and say there is no evidence to support the common core standards as a means to improve our education system. Amen to that!
Found in Education (F.I.E.) is a weekly blog post on education policy, teaching tips, products, and stories related to education that I find over the week. See something I should know about? Please send your ideas. Comment here or leave me a message on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, or at the store.