• While most schools have reopened after Hurricane Sandy, many have extensive, lasting damage. (NY1)
  • Gov. Cuomo reiterated his Jan. 17 deadline to adopt new teacher evaluations or lose state funds. (Post)
  • New York City is one of just 27 districts not to have submitted an evaluation plan yet. (GothamSchools)
  • Cuomo gave himself high marks on his progress toward education goals, despite problems. (Capital NY)
  • Former chancellor Frank Macchiarola has died. (Times, Daily News, NY1, GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • The Daily News and Post both praise Macchiarola for setting a high standard for schools chiefs to follow.
  • Across the country, more students are taking community college courses while still in high school. (WSJ)
  • School districts across the country remain on high alert after the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (WSJ)
  • Some districts are reconsidering a highly controversial option, arming security guards in schools. (Times)
  • An internal document shows that Chicago has weighed school closures more than it had said. (Tribune)