• Shael Polakow-Suransky: The DOE’s networks are better and less expensive than ever. (Schoolbook)
  • A series on homeschooling explores how and why some city parents are doing it. (NYMag 123456)
  • Leonie Haimson, a Shared Learning Collaborative critic, recounts her SLC visit. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • Assessing 26 years of student work, a parent decides city schools served her children well. (The Villager)
  • Teach for America’s Wendy Kopp: Education belongs in tonight’s foreign policy debate. (Time)
  • A teacher reports from the “early engagement” meeting at his school, P.S. 154. (South Bronx School)
  • Newark’s teachers contract, if approved, will include peer review as well as merit pay. (In These Times)
  • Democracy Prep students got out of class today to sing “Vote for Somebody” on TV. (Anderson Cooper)
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, a doctor, says kids would be healthier if their schools let them chew gum. (Opinionator)
  • Younger teachers are more willing to accept student growth in evaluations, a survey says. (Teacher Beat)
  • TNTP’s Tim Daly argues that Chicago’s new contract will inhibiting school improvement. (Eduwonk)
  • In the quest for “completely data-driven” education, what is the role of qualitative data? (Shanker)
  • Finland’s school architecture improved with its test scores in recent years. Are they related? (NYMag)
  • In England, a new dictate for school architecture bans curved walls as a cost-cutting measure. (Guardian)