• Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent nearly $1 million on campaign-style ads to promote his budget. (NY1)
  • Teachers union chief Michael Mulgrew called the ads a “vain attempt” to change voters’ minds. (DN)
  • In spite of rezoning, popular UWS elementary schools still have long wait lists. (InsideSchools)
  • The most popular word in NYC school names is “Academy,” followed by “Charter.” (City Room)
  • Two local elected officials argue that the city needs to remediate PCBs in schools immediately. (HuffPo)
  • Young soon-to-be voters told Gov. Cuomo they’d remember his education cuts. (State of Politics)
  • New York has accessed less than 8 percent of its Teacher Incentive Fund grants. (Ed Money Watch)
  • Former Chancellor Joel Klein defends N.J. education commish appointee Chris Cerf. (Star-Ledger)
  • A Pennsylvania mother is trying to start a boycott of standardized testing. (CNN)
  • Some of Michelle Rhee’s views about teaching seem to contradict themselves. (Quick and the Ed)
  • How does school accountability relate to healthy lunches? An explanation. (Chicago Mag via Russo)
  • A start-up is creating a marketplace for teachers to buy and sell lesson plans and tests. (Business Insider)