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

‘Innovation’ Schools Get a Chance to Shake Up the Rules is from WNYC in New York City.

Departure of Official Is Sought by Teachers is from The New York Times.

A Draft Bill of Research Rights for Educators is by Daniel Willingham. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Which Education Research Is Worth the Hype? is from The Education Writers Association. I’m adding it to the same list.

Gates’ Excuse for Poor Results of Educational Technology: “Unmotivated Students” and A Question for Bill Gates: How Can We Motivate Students When Their Futures Are Bleak? are both by Anthony Cody at Ed Week. I’m adding them to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

A Return to ‘Balanced Literacy’? is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars.”

Connecting school spending and student achievement is an article in The Washington Post about a really weird “return on investment” ranking of most school districts in the U.S.

Here are several additions to California Court Rules It’s All The Teachers’ Fault, where I’ve been collecting commentaries on the Vergara court decision:

Grounding Vergara In The Realities of Teaching in California is from Ed Week.

For Vergara Ruling on Teachers, Big Questions Loom is also from Ed Week.

Guest Post: In Defense of “Last-In, First-Out” is from on labor.