• The Republican Party’s effort to rebrand itself could include a new focus on education policy. (BuzzFeed)
  • A charter school consulting firm ranked number 14 on a list of best places to work in the city. (Crain’s)
  • Two surveys of teachers have found that more support policies associated with “reform.” (Class Struggle)
  • The city’s new mandatory kindergarten policy, required under law, gives parents an out. (Insideschools)
  • The most recent NAEP exam of vocabulary skills shows American students’ skills stagnating. (HuffPo)
  • A Missouri teenager is looking for funding to make a documentary about standardized testing. (GOOD)
  • Jon Kest, a lifelong activist whose many fights included one again for-profit schools, has died. (Crain’s)