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):

This is the most important article, and the most scary one, from this week: Major charter school expansion in the works for L.A. Unified students is from the L.A. Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

Student Protests Around the World is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Teachers as learners and leaders: To dos for American decision makers is by Barnett Berry. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.

Two Weeks to Admit Teaching Is Hard is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week.

Master teacher suing New York state over ‘ineffective’ rating is going to court is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.

New Tests Push Schools To Redefine ‘Good Enough’ is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional) is from The New York Times. Peter Greene has a related post that worth’s a read, too.

Education Week had a big announcement this week when they announced they had acquired Learning Matters, which does a lot of video education journalism, including producing segments for the PBS News Hour. You can read their announcement here and an Alexander Russo column on it here.

20 years later, Dangerous Minds is still pretty silly—and ugly is from Slate. After I tweeted out the link, Adeyemi Stembridge shared this hilarious parody clip:

I’m adding them both to The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies.

I’m also adding The Moments In Between: What They Never Show in Teacher Movies is by Liz Prather to the same list.

2nd “This American Life” Report on School Integration Just As Great is by John Thompson.

Teach For America Sees Another Big Drop In Accepted Corps Members is from The Huffington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.