Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2016 – So Far):

The Education Commission of the States has put out what may be the most accessible, and short, guide to The Every Student Succeeds Act. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning is a new report put out by a lot of people I respect, including Linda Darling-Hammond. It has lots of great ideas about teaching, schools and communities – many which have been put forward by others in different venues. It would be nice if this report gained more traction than its predecessors.

Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting is from The Atlantic.

Gates Foundation to ‘stay the course’ as it seeks to help shape state education policies is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Teachers union has triple the public support of Emanuel is from The Chicago Tribune.

South Carolina Law on Disrupting School Faces Legal Challenge is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On South Carolina Officer’s Violent Arrest Of Student.

Why I don’t Care that Test Scores Went Up is from Pedagogy of the Reformed (via Pedro Noguera).

Here’s How We Keep Kids in School and Stop Chronic Absenteeism is from Education Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.