• Eight of the 21 high schools the city could close are new and all have many needy students. (Edwize)
  • Mazal tov to Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch on the marriage of her son on Sunday. (NYT Weddings)
  • Mayoral hopeful Tom Allon proposes a Peace Corps-style program to coach parents. (WestView News)
  • Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he wants schools to be able to use students as janitors. (TPM)
  • A nonprofit is looking for city high school teachers to coach girls on technology. (Iridescent Learning)
  • Creating awards for all students leads one teacher to get creative with the categories. (Mr. Foteah)
  • A dad explains why he took on the thankless job of editing his school’s PTA newsletter. (Insideschools)
  • Experts weigh in on which American president was the “best” for education. (Answer Sheet)
  • Some insights into the perpetual question of whether charter schools can scale up. (Shanker Blog)
  • A call to reform the city’s “dense, unfriendly system” of high school admissions. (Ed in the Apple)
  • A profile of Kaya Henderson, the woman trying to move D.C. past the Michelle Rhee era. (Salon)