Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – So Far):
Author shelves teacher tenure bill; surprise alternative emerges is from Ed Source and is about some interesting stuff going on in the California legislature. You might also be interested in The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important.
How Does Professional Development Improve Teaching? seems like a pretty important paper. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.
Chicago won’t allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future is from The Washington Post.
Here’s a new paper that says:
We used regression discontinuity techniques and data on a census of the students, teachers, and schools in a large urban minority-majority school district to show receipt of a financial award did not consistently relate to higher mean student test score gains or teachers’ likelihood of retention.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.