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 – Part Two):

Chicago Mayor’s Plan To Update H.S. Graduation Has A Fatal Flaw is from NPR. Here’s a similar piece from Vox.

Redefining accountability to treat teachers and leaders like the professionals they are is from Brookings. I don’t agree with everything it says, but it contains a wealth of information. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

California’s high school graduation rate improves for 7th straight year, but ethnic gaps remain is from Ed Source.

Developing and Measuring Higher Order Skills: Models for State Performance Assessment Systems is from Linda Darling Hammond. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

High schools turning to student portfolios to assess academic progress is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.

Today’s Teaching Force Is Larger, Less Experienced, More Diverse Than Ever is from Ed Week.

Ask Better School Reform Questions is a useful piece at U.S. News.

Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).

DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

Trump’s Wrong about the Schools is from The Huffington Post.