- A law prof concludes scaling great urban schools requires “massive human capital improvement.”
- $36.6 million: The magic number Mayor Bloomberg spent on his campaign so far.
- Tony Avella, in a new mayoral campaign ad, accuses Bloomberg of opposing democracy.
- The second round of pre-kindergarten admissions has begun, Insideschools reports.
- A House committee pushes $446 million for don’t-call-it-merit-pay, just shy of Obama’s request.
- Same budget made charter supporters sweat — until it turned out there was a $100 million typo.
- What do teachers do in the summer? Trivia night! (Via Joanne Jacobs and Flypaper.)
- Dorn gives four ways to evaluate teachers, endorses the “Bayesian bump.” (Not a dance move.)
- U.S. children likely to have unmarried moms, household that spends >30% income on housing.
- A CUNY professor and I discussed mayoral control on a Staten Island television program.
- Jay Greene finds good adolescent books that aren’t mopey, aren’t whining, and aren’t Twilight.
- Jose Vilson is concerned that too few men of color teach at New York City schools.
- The Gadfly highlights problems with a new growth model school report card in Texas.
- And poor education, health care are new forms of racism today, says Hazel Dukes.