Here are some recent useful posts on educational policy issues:

The Teacher Dropout Crisis is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

I’m adding this infographic to the same list:

The Dropouts No One’s Talking About: Teachers is from Ed Week, and I’m adding it to the same list, too.

Common Core might be the most important issue in the 2016 Republican presidential race. Here’s what you need to know about it. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to
A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core.

The Big Sort: How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into separate high schools based on achievement is from Chicago Public Media. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking.

In Defense Of Balanced Literacy is from KinderConfidential. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that it just lost a lawsuit it initiated demanding teacher ratings from the LA Unified School District. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Value-Added” Teacher Ratings.

Five Inconvenient Truths for Traditionalists and Five Inconvenient Truths for Reformers is by Jal Mehta at Ed Week.

How to Drive Reform With Instruction Rather Than Testing is also from Ed Week.