Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in seeing all my “Best” lists related to education policy here):

The Outdated Tests Far Too Many Schools Still Use to Judge a Kid’s Ability is from Slate.

Free lunches, brain breaks and happy teachers: why Estonia has the best schools in Europe is from The Guardian.

Final Push to Save Expanded Child Tax Credit as Senate Hopes Dim is from The 74.

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Why School Absences Have ‘Exploded’ Almost Everywhere is from The NY Times.

Reimagining Assessment is a brief from the National Center on Education and the Economy. It has some interesting info, and also some pie-in-the-sky stuff.

I’m not a fan of the SAT, and this column from The Conversation shares some good reasons why you shouldn’t be one, either: How going back to the SAT could set back college student diversity

The Meltdown at a Middle School in a Liberal Town is from The New Yorker.