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Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues:

Mark Zuckerberg has contributed a new bunch of money to schools — this time in California — but who knows if he has learned anything from his Newark debacle (see The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook ). Here are some posts/articles on his recent contribution:

Zuckerberg’s philanthropy proves school solutions aren’t easy is from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Mark Zuckerberg is giving $120 million to Bay Area schools (after his last education reform effort didn’t go so well) is from The Washington Post.

Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M to CA Schools is from The Associated Press.

John Thompson offers some wise advice to him.

I’m adding all the above links and info to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

The Common Core FAQ is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core.

L.A. Unified board refuses to reappoint member of oversight panel is from The LA Times. I’m adding it to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.

Academics call for pause in PISA tests is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On 2012 PISA Test Results.

California’s CORE Districts Faltering On Key Tenets of Waiver, Ed. Dept. Says
is from Education Week. Thankfully, our Sacramento District recently got off that sinking ship. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts.

School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools.

Holding Kids Back Doesn’t Help Them is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both.

The consequences of silence is a great piece by Wendy Lecker, who shares many the thoughts I had when I read about the outrage from college presidents about the Obama Administrations proposed rating systems for higher ed. It would have been nice to hear a little from them when the same thing was being done to K-12.

Misusing Test Data is from Renee Moore’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”

Everything You Need To Know About Charter Schools is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.