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):

Sugata Mitra and the Hole in the Research is by Tom Bennett. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Videos About Sugata Mitra & His Education Ideas.

The Continuing Reality of Segregated Schools is from The New York Times.

Accountability 101: For Surgeons and Teachers appeared in Ed Week.

Hattie & His High Impact Strategies for Teachers is a useful summary and also links to a self-created (or, at least, assisted), though decent, critique of his work.

Next Move? Parsing What Bill and Melinda Said About Education Funding is from Inside Philanthropy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

The scariest lesson of No Child Left Behind is from Vox.

Why Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog is wrong about teacher evaluation is a long piece from Valerie Strauss’ blog at The Washington Post. For what it’s worth, she refers to my post on the same topic.

This is a good video (and here’s a nice written summary of it by Pedro De Bruyckere ) that I’m adding to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research:

Here’s a recent TEDx talk given by Linda Darling-Hammond about testing: