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 – Part Two):

Study examines Teach For America’s impact on costs, hiring at 5 school systems is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.

John King is trying to repair the Obama administration’s frayed relationship with teachers is from The Washington Post.

Chronic Absenteeism Is a Huge Problem. The Obama Administration Thinks It Can Fix It. is from Slate.

‘Got to Go’: high-performing charter schools shed students quickly is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

Student Attrition And “Backfilling” At Success Academy Charter Schools: What Student Enrollment Patterns Tell Us is from The Shanker Institute. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Happiness Factor: Research Moves Beyond Test Scores to Find Strongest Teachers is from The Seventy Four. I’m adding it to the post I wrote about one of the studies the article covers, Another Study Shows Limitations Of Standardized Tests For Teacher Evaluations.

How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.