• Former “chief mom” Martine Guerrier is running for Hakeem Jeffries’ Assembly seat. (Politicker NY)
  • Thoughts on the fairness of charter school lotteries by the head of a charter school. (Mike Goldstein)
  • An educator reflects on the challenge of getting started in the Common Core in math. (Charter Notebook)
  • Andy Rotherham lists five things teachers could learn from the U.S. Marines. (School of Thought)
  • Louisiana teachers got permission to use a training day to protest evaluation proposals. (Teacher Beat)
  • An incomplete, redacted schedule from 2009 for Ed Sec Arne Duncan, released this week. (Russo)
  • As the NCAA tourney gets underway, Duncan issues a stern grad rate warning. (Schooled in Sports)
  • The city posted new help wanted ads for teachers, touting a potential $25,000 signing bonus. (Idealist)
  • A father offers a long answer to his child’s question, “Why did you want to be a teacher?” (NYCDOEnuts)
  • Touching notes that a teacher has received from current and former students. (Mr. Foteah)