How 37 States Are Handling Teacher Shortages
Dan Meyer does a nice bit of ed policy work here by surveying various initiatives being undertaken in states to address teacher recruitment and retention problems.

Once considered too easy, is teacher certification now too hard?
For years we've had tests for teachers that miss the mark, often by focusing on content but not the specialized skills needed to teach it. Deborah Ball appears on this Michigan Public Radio story to discuss the current state of teacher preparation and testing and the directions we're heading.

Lawsuit revives an old debate: Should Florida's struggling readers be forced to repeat third grade?
A nice article in the Tampa Bay Times about grade retention, including some quotes from CU Boulder's Lorrie Shepard.