• Newark education officials are considering merit pay for teachers based on new evaluations. (WSJ)
  • Bloomberg: DOE must cut its budget by 1.6 percent this year and 4 percent next year.(WSJ, Capital NY)
  • In Kalamazoo, MI, every public school graduate gets a scholarship to college in-state. (Times)
  • The turnaround aftermath has left John Dewey High School short on programs and teachers. (Post)
  • Tuscon schools weigh school closures and cuts to salaries and programs due to budget woes. (Times)
  • The next generation of test designers are focusing on problem-solving skills. (Boston Globe)
  • With new evaluations ahead, state teaching programs struggle to create internships. (Ithaca Journal)
  • As politicians extol teaching’s virtues, pop culture portrays teachers increasingly negatively. (Times)
  • A science educator says schools alone cannot cure effects of poverty on students. (Washington Post)

And in Chicago:

  • The Chicago Teachers Union strike is extending into its second week. (Times, NPR)
  • To end the strike, Mayor Rahm Emanuel may take the teachers union to court. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Kotlowitz: The strike highlights challenges caused by student poverty that city schools face.  (Times)
  • The teacher’s union’s new contract could include some significant concessions. (HuffPo, Times)
  • Noguera: The Chicago strike has dealt a blow to Obama’s education reform policies. (The Nation)