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 2018 – So Far):
How effective are financial incentives for teachers? is from World of Labor. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
The Impact of Intensifying State Accountability Pressures on Student Achievement under No Child Left Behind is an interesting new research paper.