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):

From Teacher to Powerful Labor Leader: Lily Eskelsen García’s Journey is from NBC News.

Four Strategies for Integrating Performance Assessment in State Systems of Assessment is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.

Michelle Rhee-founded StudentsFirst to merge with D.C.-based organization is from The Sacramento Bee and Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst will merge with education advocacy group 50Can is from The LA Times.

Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg Desegregate Its Schools … Again? is from The American Prospect. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More.

Chicago teachers rally in Loop to cap day of protests is from The L.A. Times and Dana Goldstein has also written a useful column on it. Here are a few other tweets about the action: