• Common Core standards architect David Coleman will head the test-making College Board. (Times)
  • The city’s response to the union “turnaround” suit says a delay would be damaging. (GothamSchools)
  • A janitor at P.S. 160 in the Bronx is being hailed for foiling a potential kidnapping. (Post, NBC)
  • The principal removed after being accused of lewd behavior is being demoted. (Post, Daily News, NY1)
  • A growing emphasis on standardized testing nationally has given rise to scattered rebellions. (WSJ)
  • The backlash has led to intense criticism of testing firms even as the firms continue to expand. (WSJ)
  • Florida schools won’t be penalized for low writing test scores after all scores fell. (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Michelle Rhee’s ongoing advocacy through StudentsFirst continues to win big funders. (Reuters)
  • A lawsuit funded by reform advocates takes aim at California’s tenure and seniority rights. (L.A. Times)