Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – So Far):

State to spend a half billion dollars to promote ‘teacher effectiveness’ is from Ed Source. The state in question is California, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out.

When Teachers Protest is from The Atlantic.

From Superhero Teacher to Bad Teacher: Hollywood Films Then and Now (Part 1) and Hollywood, HBO, and School Reform (Part 2) are from Larry Cuban. I’m adding them to The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies.

Researchers: Five ignored factors affect outcomes for poor children is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.

Developing Great Teaching: Lessons from the international reviews into effective professional development is a new important report from the UK. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.

A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs is from NPR.

When Charters Go Union is from The American Prospect. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

A Quick Guide to Spotting Graphics That Lie is from National Geographic (thanks to Bruce Baker for the tip). I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

A Trick For Higher SAT scores? Unfortunately no. is by Terry Burnham. I’m adding it to the same list.

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy: