Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On Education Policy In 2014 – Part Two):

For New Federal Law, We Should Be Asking Why and How We Test, Not Just How Often is by Linda Darling Hammond. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process.

No Child Left Behind reborn as ‘Every Child Achieves’ is from The LA School Report. I’m adding it to the same list.

Accountability for Whom? is by Pedro Noguera. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The Atlanta Test-Cheating Verdict.

Why Jailing Cheating Teachers Probably Won’t Help America’s Kids is from Take Part. I’m adding it to the same list.

“What currently passes for reform’ has caused considerable collateral damage to schools and teachers” is a very interesting article about what’s happening in California’s schools, which seems to be a very different direction from the rest of the country. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy.

Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too is from The New York Times.

Majority of California’s Latino voters highly value school testing is an L.A. Times article about a new poll that says far more than what the headline says.

Unions critical of poll on teachers tenure and seniority-based layoffs is from The L.A. Times.

SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads is from The L.A. Times. I’m adding it to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.

LAUSD ditching Pearson iPad program software, demanding multimillion dollar refund is from Southern CA Public Radio. I’m adding it to the same list.

U.S. Investigates Possible Misconduct in Chicago Public Schools is from The New York Times. CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett Takes Leave of Absence Amid Contract Probe is a related story from NBC Chicago.

Digging Deeper into Singaporean Teacher Development: 5 Lessons for U.S. Policy Leaders is by Barnett Berry.

Opt-Out Movement Accelerates Amid Common Core Testing is from The Associated Press.

Common Core Tests Stopped In Three States Because Of Technical Issues is from The Huffington Post.

I’m adding those last two articles to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.