• Leonie Haimson recaps the backstory of and objections to Joel Rose’s DOE contract. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • Advocates for the homeless are supporting a bill to change the definition of homelessness. (NAEHCY)
  • Pedro Noguera explains why he resigned from SUNY’s Charter Schools Institute. (SchoolBook)
  • The principal of P.S. 55 in the Bronx says he hustles for partnerships to help his students. (LinkEd)
  • Unusually, D.C. schools are adding lessons about family diversity in the earliest grades. (WaPo)
  • A father compares the homework help he offers to the kind his parents offered him. (Insideschools)
  • A survey of Los Angeles students shows the impact of school budget cuts there. (L.A. Youth via GOOD)
  • Satire alert: The lowest-performing 5 percent of economists, like teachers, face dismissal. (Answer Sheet)
  • A new paper by an economist who found that teachers matter finds that principals do, too. (HuffPo)
  • Mike Petrilli: Micromanagement, not flexibility, still rules at the U.S. Department of Education. (Flypaper)
  • Some charter supporters are worried new federal rules would bar them from pension plans. (Politics K12)