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):
Where Charter-School Suspensions Are Concentrated is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
An urban school serving needy kids posted big test gains. How did they do it? is from The Washington Post.
Is School Reform Hopeless? is from The New York Times.
Novelist Nicholas Baker has written what appears to be a terrible book on American education. Read about it in these reviews:
An open letter to editors of the New York Times (and most other American periodicals). is by Daniel Willingham.
Pity the Substitute Teacher is by Sara Mosle.