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):

Education Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Growing Wider is from The New York Times. It makes a number of good points, though seems to dismiss the role of race in a very casual manner.

Inside Philanthropy’s Growing Role in Public Schools is from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy. Thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip.

Test scores complicate the debate over expanding L.A. charter schools, $490-million plan would put half of LAUSD students in charter schools, and Plan to boost charters splits L.A. Unified board are all from the Los Angeles Times, and are about the awful plan billionaire charter backers have to ruin the L.A. school district. I’m adding it to the same list on foundations I mentioned previously.

Florida: Gates Bails Out of Hillsborough County is from Diane Ravitch. I’m adding it to the same list.

Carl Cohn on Smarter Balanced results: “Turning around schools… is a long, hard slog” is from Ed Source.

Obamacare punishes hospitals that see poor patients, study finds is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency.”

California charter school scores dive is from The Contra Costa Times. Live by test scores, die by test scores. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.