• Contrary to what some high schools say, there’s no reason to write a “first-choice” letter. (Insideschools)
  • Twenty-six city schools are among 800 to get new funds to support AP courses. (Curriculum Matters)
  • A fan of “value-added” says the feds were wrong to lump it into evaluation requirements. (Answer Sheet)
  • New Orleans has high charter school enrollment. It also has high selective-school enrollment. (Shanker)
  • Kickstarter’s odd projects include a 200-percent-funded proposal for a zombie geography class. (Russo)
  • A teacher offers a tongue-in-cheek list of ways schools can use 300 added hours a year. (Jose Vilson)
  • Naoual Eljastimi, among the year’s Sloan Award winners, said teaching makes her learn. (SchoolBook)
  • A Long Island superintendent describes the burden of implementing new teacher evals. (DR’s Blog)
  • All city students can continue to eat school lunches for free this month using federal funds. (SchoolFood)
  • A special ed teacher outlines the thrill and challenge of making new students feel welcome. (Mr Foteah)