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):

Building Evaluation Around Standards in San José is from Ed Week, as is Poway, Calif., Grows New Assessment System on Reform Roots. I’m adding them both to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

Five Lessons for Creating Effective Teacher Evaluation is also from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.

New Education Secretary: Bold Agenda. Just 10 Months To Get It Done is from NPR. We have a new Education Secretary, in case you hadn’t heard.

Big trouble at Teach For America? is from The Washington Post and Why Teach for America Is Scrapping Its National Diversity Office is from The Atlantic. I’m adding them both to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.

A Refresher on Statistical Significance is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

State Solidarity Erodes on Common-Core Tests and State Testing: An Interactive Breakdown of 2015-16 Plans are both from Ed Week. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Federal funding formula hurts California schools, report says is from Ed Source.

Chicago Teachers Union votes to hold one-day strike on April 1 is from The Washington Post.

The ‘Broad plan’ for LA schools grows to more than charters only is from Ed Source. I”m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Billionaire’s Charter Plan To Split LA’s School District.