• Thirty-six states are applying for Race to the Top’s second round, including New York. (Politics K-12)
  • The Early Learning Challenge is like Race to the Top in that it promotes risky reforms. (Sara Mead)
  • The city’s talk-focused teacher evaluation deal requires the union’s will to succeed. (Peter Goodman)
  • Kevin Carey: When people outside schools break rules, we don’t blame their industries. (New Republic)
  • Federal authorities actually have several tools to punish school districts that cheat. (Politics K-12)
  • An anonymous teacher describes how credit recovery worked at his/her school. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A parent wants to correct information that’s wrong in ARIS but wonders if anyone cares. (Insideschools)
  • Evidence from Chicago suggests that principals will move to fire teachers when they can. (Ed Next)
  • Ex-chancellor Joel Klein stayed mostly seated as new boss Rupert Murdoch was pied. (YouTube)
  • Insiders at NewsCorp see Klein’s ascendant role of fixer as a threat to their longtime counsel. (WSJ)
  • President Obama wants the nation’s CEOs to give more money to education, as critics blanch. (Yahoo)