We’re going to start running this feature in the afternoons rather than the mornings, to give you all some evening/early morning reading if you want it. So here it is, the inaugural afternoon edition of What We’re Reading:
- Louisiana just released the scores from the 2010 LEAP, iLEAP, and GEE exams. The Times- Pic covers it here, with links to school- and district-level data. (I don’t have an immediate reaction to these data, but will be poring over them tomorrow.)
- The always-excellent Public School Insights has a short post about the dangers of misused statistics.
- Particularly relevant to New Orleans education, considering the important role of charters in the current landscape, Rick Hess argues that we (as in, those concerned with education) should welcome for-profit operators. Several, including the Obama administration, want to favor non-profits and public operators.
- And the Fordham Institute addresses a new study that finds that charters receive significantly less finding than traditional schools. This one is worth delving into more deeply.