• If you have an hour, this video shows all of Monday’s mayoral hopefuls’ education forum. (Politicker)
  • The state finally released guides for educators to this year’s Common Core-aligned tests. (EngageNY)
  • California officials have okayed Common Core-aligned English standards. (Learning the Language)
  • Florida’s education department is embroiled in a Common Core contract dispute. (Answer Sheet)
  • Oh, hey! Speaking of the Common Core, don’t forget our event Monday on the standards. Details here.
  • Here’s a primer on the Common Core critic we’re importing to the city for the event. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A former top city schools official says many of Mayor Bloomberg’s policies should end. (GS Community)
  • A student educated fully under Bloomberg says she got lucky to attend a midsize school. (City Limits)
  • One in four schools that got federal improvement grants last year saw progress reversed. (Politics K-12)
  • A pilot of new evaluations in Los Angeles means new tasks for teachers and principals. (Hechinger)
  • Twinkies, whose producer just announced its demise, are a mainstay of science experiments. (Well)
  • Teachers and parents have mixed feelings about the plan for making up Sandy days. (SchoolBook)
  • Barring breaking news, we’ll be taking the rest of the week off. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!