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Here are some recent posts and articles on education policy issues that are worth reading:

The WOW! factor of CCSS is by Alice Mercer. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.

State Board executive director optimistic conflict with feds over testing can be resolved is from Ed Source, and gives an update on the tension between California and Arne Duncan.

Supt. Deasy’s style could make or break his legacy in L.A. Unified
is from The Los Angeles Times, and provides a useful perspective about what’s going on there.

The charter-school lie: Market-based education gambles with our children is by Jeff Bryant and appeared in Salon. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

Lesson Study is an excellent post at Class Teaching about that well-known form of professional development in Japan. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

Koch group, unions battle over Colorado schools race is from Politico.

As Few as Three Test Responses Separate A from F Schools in Okla., Study Says is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Evidence For Why Giving Schools “Report Cards” Is Bad.

I’m adding these last two to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s:

For MOOCs to Work, We Need to Talk is by Keith Sawyer.

Are MOOCs Missing the Mark? is by Anthony Cody.