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):

School reform in post-Katrina New Orleans harmful to black community, scholars say is from Science Daily.

Judge Reduces 3 Educators’ Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The Atlanta Test-Cheating Verdict.

Plan Unveiled to Overhaul School System in Detroit is from The New York Times.

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors? is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers).

Making Sense of Education Research is from The Education Writers Association. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Seven ed research heavyweights to head to Albany to help direct evaluation overhaul is from Chalkbeat. It will be very interesting to hear/read what they say.

Here’s an interesting conversation between Diane Ravitch and Karen Lewis, which took place at the recent Network For Public Education conference: