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):

Thousands of Scorers Take On the Common-Core Tests is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

California standard tests go smoothly, but results might not is from The San Francisco Chronicle. I’m adding it to the same list.

Why are so many states replacing Common Core with carbon copies? is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core.

Annual Accountability Testing: Time for the Civil Rights Community to Reconsider is a very important Ed Week post from Marc Tucker. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill.

Developing Workplaces Where Teachers Stay, Improve, And Succeed is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

Education reformers have it all wrong: Accountability from above never works, great teaching always does is by Jal Mehta in Salon.