Weekend Education Reads: 12 Important Stories on Schools, Students, and Policy You May Have Missed This Week

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It was a rather busy news week. The House of Representatives passed a bill to dismantle Obamacare, and Mark Keierleber analyzed how the move could cut funds to schools. As Matt Barnum reports, Colorado’s teacher evaluation “revolution” has stalled, with fewer than one in 1,000 teachers being rated “ineffective.” And one of the highlights from National Charter Schools Week: 19 state and federal officials were celebrated on Capitol Hill as this year’s charter “champions.” Mareesa Nicosia has the full roster of honorees.
Here are a few other interesting articles we’ve been reading at other outlets this week, that you might have missed amid the breaking headlines:
Why these families are choosing ‘unschooling’ The Capital Times (Amber C. Walker)
Pre-K: Decades Worth of Studies, One Strong MessageNPR (Claudio Sanchez)
More Options in IndianapolisEducation Next (David Osborne)
Data Wars: In Education, Data Are Often Viewed as a Risk, Not an opportunity U.S. News & World Report (Andrew J. Rotherham)
Why New York Schoolchildren Want to Grow a Billion Oysters The Smithsonian (Erin Blakemore)
The Worrisome Relationship Between Population Projections and State Spending on KidsGoverning (Liz Farmer)
Bill Would Set Maine Teacher Salaries at Minimum of $40,000 Portland Press Herald (Noel K. Gallagher)
School Vouchers Aren’t Working, but Choice IsThe New York Times (David Leonhardt)
This Teen Took Her Harvard Acceptance Letter to PromBuzzFeed (Julie Gerstein)
I Don’t Understand Why the NAACP Would Want to Make It Harder for Kids Like MineEducation Post (Felecia Brown Butler)
How the Latino vote could swing the Los Angeles school board race LA School Report (Esmeralda Fabián Romero)
What Went Wrong With 13 Reasons Why? The Atlantic (Sophie Gilbert)

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