DFER News Round Up
January 25, 2013
DFER News Round Up
By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications
DFER Seen & Heard:
- National School Choice Week’s Whistle Stop Train Tour kicks off today in Los Angeles. DFER’s Gloria Romero will be on the scene. Check out the stops here.
- Did you miss the launch of Teachers for Education Reform (TFER)? Check it out here.
- DFER’s Gloria Romero pens the “Growing Significance of School Choice Week” for the OC Register.
- Larry Grau, DFER Indiana State Director, tells StateImpact IN that the new Superintendent Glenda Ritz needs to get out in front of ed issues and say exactly what her positions are.
- Harrison Blackmond tells the HuffPost he’s not sure if all charter schools are making good on their promises in Michigan.
- "10 Must-Reads On Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s New State Superintendent" - Grau weighs in. (StateImpact)
- Joe Williams writes, “Hey Adolfo, You Don't Have To Leave The Party To Want Better Schools!”
- DFER’s Omar Lopez pens, “NYC Mayoral Hopeful Christine Quinn Talks Education.”
- Gloria Romero, DFER CA State Director, urges LAUSD school board to restructure low-performing school. And, they vote YES!
- "Is it Lucky 13 for this legislative session in CO?" asks DFER's Moira Cullen.
- DFER Michigan urges lawmakers and districts to act on Stanford CREDO data showing gains for students in MI charter schools.
In Related News:
- TFER reports on recent Education Next report “Taking Back Teaching” in "New Generation of Teachers Seeks Greater Role in Education Reform."
- StudentsFirst reacts to recently released Gates MET study in "The Case for Meaningful Educator Evaluations, Now Even More Meaningful!"
- "Colleges Overproducing Elementary Teachers, Data Find." (TFER)
- NCTQ releases “2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook” on improving teacher prep.
- USDOE launches website devoted to providing the latest ESEA waiver info.
- Teacher evaluation drama in NYC continues (CBS NY); NY Daily News flunks NY Ed Commissioner on teacher evaluations.
- "College completion is the true test of urban education," reports The Boston Globe.
- EdWeek reports, “Common-Core Work Gets Aid From Many Philanthropies.”
- Interesting read in NY Times - “Next Made-in-China Boom: College Graduates.”
Fun with Infographics & More:
- Infographic | High School Grad Rate Rising
- Photo | DFER Indiana’s Larry Grau takes notes at the Indiana Senate hearing on Common Core.
- Infographic | Can We Measure Effective Teaching?
Have a Great Weekend!