• A teacher describes the heart-rending aftereffects of a student’s poor high school choice. (Schoolbook)
  • A profile of Noah Gotbaum’s path to parent leadership on the Upper West Side. (West Side Spirit)
  • Weak college readiness rates are most worrisome because local diplomas are disappearing. (City Limits)
  • Chicago is also planning to use college-readiness data in school evaluations. (Curriculum Matters)
  • RiShawn Biddle: Teachers and principals must be prepared for parents to wield power. (Dropout Nation)
  • Were the city’s progress report scores really as stable as the city said? Maybe not. (Shanker Blog)
  • Chicago charter schools are jumping at the chance to take city funds to extend their days. (Catalyst)
  • A New Jersey offers a primer on the policies that make up “corporate school reform.” (Answer Sheet)
  • Andy Rotherham: Despite criticism, achievement gap-closing is still the right idea. (School of Thought)
  • A paean to the contributions of decades of teachers, from a young teacher. (Mr. Foteah)
  • The editor of the Texas Tribune laments the budget boon that high school dropouts provide. (Times)