• Leo Casey explains the UFT’s skepticism on principals’ petition against new state evaluations. (Edwize)
  • The city has released 2012-2013′s academic calendar; the first day of school is Sept. 6. (Insideschools)
  • A roundup of the full slate of state Senate and Assembly budget legislations proposals. (Edvantage)
  • Rachel has been Tweeting tonight from a Brooklyn meeting about “turnaround” proposals. (GS Twitter)
  • A new study says “bubble kid” strategies stem from federal plus state pressure. (Inside School Research)
  • Jessica Lahey: Fancy, attractive new technologies don’t offer me much as a teacher. (Core Knowledge)
  • A parent recaps what she told State Education Commission John King when she met him. (SchoolBook)
  • An ESL teacher laments her culpability in costing students their first language. (No Sleep Til Summer)
  • Pressing on with added-value analysis, a teacher finds variation within the same class. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • On the absurdity of comparing charter schools’ Teacher Data Reports to district schools’. (Shanker Blog)
  • Nearly half of students who stuck with a prep program got into specialized high schools. (SchoolBook)