• Scheduling conflicts mean not every student at Cardozo High School gets a lunch hour. (SchoolBook)
  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he supports same-sex marriage rights. (L.A. Times)
  • Bunny, Owl, and a menagerie of critter friends take tests in a parody of the “Pineapple.” (Insideschools)
  • The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least with testing warnings. (Answer Sheet)
  • A study surprised its author by finding big gains for California schools getting SIG funds. (Hechinger)
  • Chicago is starting to flesh out its approach to evaluating special education teachers. (Catalyst)
  • A teacher is surprised by resenting being asked if he will give “whatever it takes.” (Urban Teacher’s Ed)
  • Droves of staffers in the U.S. DOE’s Elementary and Secondary Education office have left. (Politics K-12)
  • A retired teacher defends expanding AP courses beyond the very top-tier students. (Pissed Off Teacher)
  • A Colorado principal questions if the state’s “growth model” is worth replicating. (Ed News Colorado)
  • Common Core’s science standards are set to be released in draft form this week. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Hawaii will keep its Race to the Top funds for now after coming close to losing them. (Politics K-12)