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):

High School Graduation Rates Are Soaring: How much credit should we give to President Obama’s education policies? is by Dana Goldstein at Slate.

The High School Graduation Rate Reaches A Record High — Again is from NPR.

Pruning Teacher Education is by John Merrow, and is commentary on the new fed regs on teacher prep programs.

Here’s How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade is from NPR.

Once in place, will school accountability system really work? (in California) is from Ed Source.

Questioning Charter School Superiority is from Walt Gardner at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

Five myths about charter schools is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

The NAACP Takes A Major Stand Against The Growth Of Charter Schools is from The Huffington Post. It’s going on that list, too.

Here are two recent pieces by Bill Honig, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction:

Why Conventional School “Reforms” Have Failed Teacher and School Evaluations Are Based on Test Scores

Why Conventional School “Reforms” Have Failed The Reformers Target the Wrong Levers of Improvement