Dig Into Education Policy: 10 Top Blogs on Education Policy

Jan 12, 2011

Do you rave about reform? Go into a tizzy over testing? If you're an ed policy wonk at heart, then don't miss these 10 interesting, insightful and often controversial blogs on education policy in the U.S.

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1. Bridging the Differences

In this Education Week blog, education policy powerhouses Diane Ravitch and Deborah Meier write eloquent letters to each other on opposite sides of major education debates. Topics range from standardized testing to charter schools and the education reform policies of the current administration.

2. Class Struggle

Jay Mathews is the education columnist for The Washington Post. He lets his hair down on 'Class Struggle,' his Washington Post blog that analyzes policy, news and events in the American education system.

3. The Answer Sheet

Another Washington Post blog, 'The Answer Sheet' provides 'everything you need to stay sane during the school year' from education writer Valerie Strauss and guests. But the blog really goes beyond tips and tricks for students and parents, providing in-depth analysis (and good-natured arguments with Jay Mathews) on standardized testing, education reform and other hot ed policy topics.

4. Eduwonk

Eduwonk is the education policy and politics blog of Andrew Rotherham, co-founder of Bellwether Education Partners, a nonprofit focused on improving education and achievement for low-income students. Topics range from analysis of current education news to education reform jobs and entertaining education links.

5. EdWize

The writers of EdWize, including W.J. Levay and Christina Collins, explore myriad issues in education policy, with a special focus on teaching, labor and the NYC department of education. They've recently added the 'New Teacher Diaries,' which offer real stories from new NYC-area teachers.

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6. National Journal

The education blog from the National Journal offers insight on key education policy issues from its panel of experts, including Fawn Johnson and Ben Terris.

7. Education Policy Blog

Read about education policy from 13 different educators: This blog explores education policy issues such as common standards and the politics of education from inside the classroom.

8. The Quick & The Ed

This team blog is published by Education Sector, an independent D.C. think tank on education. Contributors from both the policy and communications departments of Education Sector offer incisive analysis on education policy and research.

9. This Week in Education

Alexander Russo, education journalist and former Senate education staffer, offers commentary and analysis on the latest happenings in education news and policy.

10. Schools Matter

The authors of Schools Matter focus on policy issues in public education, making a case for 'a commitment to and a re-examination of the democratic purposes of schools.'


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