10 Education Policy Twitter Accounts to Follow

Education Policy in the United States is constantly changing. Whether you are considering a career in education or are a veteran teacher, it is important to be up-to-date with education policy and news. Keep track of the ongoings in the education sector by following these 10 Twitter accounts:

1. Sean Cavanagh 

Sean Cavanagh is an associate editor for Education Week and a blogger for Marketplace K-12. Both his blogs and Twitter account focuses on industry and innovation, as well as business and technology issues in K-12 education.

2. Policy Center @ AIR

The Policy Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides research and evidence-based perspectives on issues related to education, both domestically and across the globe. The Twitter account shares many of the blog posts from their site, as well as other relevant education material.

3. American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Federation of Teachers is a union which started in Chicago. Founded back in 1916, the AFT quickly grew a membership of approximately 11,000 teachers by 1919. Today, they represent 1.6 million teachers and education-related professionals. They focus mainly on news about education policy change.

4. Politics K-12

Run by bloggers & EdWeek reporters Alyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa, the duo analyze the actions of Congress, the White House, and the Department of education to provide opinion and perspective about change. Follow Politics K-12 to keep up-to date about education policy and politics.

5. US Dept of Education

Follow for news and information from the United States Department of Education. The Department of Education reviews and enforces federal laws regarding civil rights and education, monitor US schools, and allocate budget effectively to schools around the United States.

6. Sara Mead

Sara works with @bellwethered, a nonprofit that helps education organizations become more effective. Since joining in 2010, she has written and conducted policy analysis on early childhood education, charter schools, teacher quality, and state and federal education policy issues. Sara has also worked for the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative, Education Sector, the Progressive Policy Institute, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her account focuses on Education and early childhood policy.

7. Hechinger Report

Through in-depth journalism, the Hechinger Report covers inequality and innovation in education. They use research data, and real-life classroom experiences to write about improvements that can and should be made to education in the United States. The Hechinger Report is based at Teachers College, Columbia University.

8. NPR Education Team

National Public Radio education team’s Twitter account shares interesting and often heartwarming stories about schools and students. NPR’s vision is to create a more challenged and informed public that has a deeper understanding of events, ideas and cultures.

9. Education Next

Education Next gives voice to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. It is a quarterly journal which bases its editorial policy on the premise that the education sector is ripe for major change and reform.

10. Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Formerly a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, she tweets about education reform and policy.

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