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 Chicago’s Public Schools Are Teaching the History of Police Torture is from The New Yorker.

The straw man in the new round of the reading wars is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”

DC is only the latest ‘model’ school system to disappoint is from Rick Hess.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t running for reelection. The under-appreciated reason? School closures. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!.

What can work in teacher evaluation: Lessons from Boys in the Boat is by Barnett Berry. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

What happens when you pay students to get ready for college? One state is about to find out, with help from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a Chalkbeat article about an initiative that makes me very skeptical. As the last line in the article says, a similar study found that paying students did not result in much success. I just wish these foundations would stop trying to bribe students and, instead, perhaps give teachers control about how this extra money could be spent – books for students, field trips, etc. I suspect there would be much more bang for the buck if they did that. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Jeff Bezos and the Trap of the Charitable-Industrial Complex is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to the same list.

How universal free preschool in DC helped bring moms back to work is from Vox.