- Councilwoman Inez Dickens told students to skip school and attend Perkins’ charter school hearing.
- The Harlem School of the Arts is getting a second chance, private donations, and a reorganization.
- At least of that money is will come from Mary J. Blige.
- New York State could get nearly $1.5 billion if Sen. Harkin’s education jobs bill passes.
- Reporting a story on I.S. 237 students’ film, a NYTimes writer becomes part of the story.
- Rather than dismissing problems with value-added, supporters need to address them, writes Rick Hess.
- Charter Revision Commission should make the DOE a city agency, says Adrienne Kivelson.
- Parents are having a hard time finding out whether their children made the gifted & talented cut.
- Allowing alt cert. programs to create masters programs de-professsionalizes teaching, a blogger writes.
- Corey Bunje Bower: giving alt cert performs this right could be a “troubling precedent.”
- Norm Scott reads parents’ district-to-charter conversion stories as an indictment of Klein.
- Unusually high attrition and a clerical error have complicated admissions at two high schools.
- Columbia University will give Klein an honorary degree on commencement day.
- Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is holding a forum on school overcrowding.
- Looking at NAEP scores, Jay Mathews says teacher layoffs may not impact learning all that much.
- Cleveland gave layoff notices to 800 school employees yesterday, 500 of them teachers.
- A 26-year old Baltimore special education lawsuit finally came to an end on Monday.
- And RttT reviewers offer some insight into what irritated them the first go around.