Here are some recent important posts & articles on educational policy issues:

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

A New Focus On Social Capital In School Reform Efforts is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to the same list.

How Would Some Experts Design K-12 Accountability From Scratch? is from Ed Week, which shared an analysis of a new paper by Linda Darling-Hammond. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

Thoughts and prayers with Karen Lewis: Ailing Karen Lewis won’t run against Chicago mayor is from The Washington Post.

Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts is from The New York Times.

The Resurgence of the Public Education Nation is from Truthout. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy.

US public schools are better than they’ve ever been is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing.