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

Did Obama and Duncan really hear what four teachers told them? is the third in a series of posts at Valerie Strauss’ Washington Post blog about a recent meeting at the White House attended by four teachers and President Obama and Secretary Duncan. This post also contains links to the previous two.

Exit Exams Need Overhaul, Report Says is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Why High School Exit Exams Might Not Be A Good Idea.

Jeb Bush’s reading rule loses ground is from Politico. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both.

A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm is by Rick Hess and appeared in Education Week. It’s a little odd, and a bit internally inconsistent, but I’m still adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Koch Heads: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students is from The Huffington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

On Teacher Evaluation is an interesting piece by Robert Slavin. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

Here’s Why We Don’t Need Standardized Tests is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing.

AFT: Obama Must Force Arne Duncan to ‘Improve’ or to Resign is from Ed Week.

Tougher High School Exit Criteria May Not Boost College Prospects, Study Says is from Education Week.

The Language Of Teacher Effectiveness is from The Shanker Blog.

I’m adding these next two links to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery:

Compelling Evidence is from Stephen Krashen.

Why it’s hard for the US to learn from other countries on education is from Vox.