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):

Beyond test scores, here are new ways states are tracking school success is from The PBS News Hour. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student absenteeism too is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.

Here are 2016 Finalists for the National Awards for Education Reporting. Alexander Russo says some worthy pieces are missing.

Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget is a New York Times article about this week’s visit to a school in Ohio by Randi Weingarten and Betsy DeVos.

How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).

Speaking of choice, this week The Supreme Court heard a case that could have a big impact on the issue: Supreme Court Weighs State Aid to Church Programs

Charter schools are expanding where they aren’t needed — especially in Los Angeles, new report says is from The L.A. Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

California bill that critics say could cripple charter schools back in the spotlight is from Ed Source. It’s a bill that would stop county Boards of Education from approving charters that have been denied by local districts, and I sure hope it passes. I’m adding it to the same list.

Preschool is good for children, but it’s expensive. So Utah is offering it online. is from The Washington Post.

The Invented History of ‘The Factory Model of Education’ is an older post, but new to me. It’s by Audrey Watters.