• Mayor Bloomberg blamed attack ads by the UFT for his low schools approval rating. (Politicker NY)
  • Chicago came close to printing a student-designed gang sign-ridden parking sticker. (Tribune via Russo)
  • Staten Island parents are upset that the borough chief won’t visit slated-to-close P.S. 14. (SchoolBook)
  • Watch a polished presentation on applying to kindergarten by one of the city’s experts. (Insideschools)
  • Tucked into today’s journalism news: A high-stakes evaluation plan for Patch reporters. (Romenesko)
  • A cheat sheet for education details in President Obama’s budget proposal next week. (Politics K-12)
  • A Stuyvesant HS teacher took issue with 10 of 45 questions on a recent state math test. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • A group of R.I. schools found summer tutoring stemmed the precollege “melt.” (Starting an Ed School)
  • For some reason, the Census Bureau defines care by fathers as child care, not parenting. (Motherlode)
  • The U.S. DOE aims to study the effectiveness of teacher training programs on test scores. (Answer Sheet)
  • A class talk about reading raises a question a teacher can’t answer, but a student can. (Core Knowledge)
  • Summarizing a working paper that explores which teachers principals fired and why. (Shanker Blog)