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Usually, I just do one round-up each week of useful education policy posts, but I’m even more behind than usual. So here’s a special edition:
When, How and With Whom to Battle the Common Core? is by Nancy Flanagan. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.

Teachers in Lee, MA, Return Merit Pay is from Diane Ravitch’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.

Why Didn’t the Gates Foundation Study the Policy Issues Regarding Value-Added Teacher Evaluations? is by John Thompson. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report.

How The Common Core Became Education’s Biggest Bogeyman is from The Huffington Post. It gives a pretty good overview of what’s been happening with CCSS. I’m adding it to A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core.