• Chicago’s new schools chief says she may put a 5-year moratorium on closures. (Catalyst Chicago)
  • A former educator makes the case for Common Core classes with more narrative nonfiction. (Times)
  • Teacher: schools become “community hubs” during disasters like Hurricane Sandy. (Schoolbook)
  • A children’s book illustrator decries the decrease in funding for public arts education.(Atlantic)
  • Brooklyn’s Urban Dove Charter School use sports topics to engage students in classes. (SI)
  • Bryan Stromer reflects on college process while coping with mother’s cancer diagnosis. (The Choice)
  • Problems underlying federal education reform agenda could grow worse in second term. (Dissent)