• A Philly KIPP teacher argues that sometimes the high-expectations scale should slide. (Notebook)
  • Study: high VAM teachers are not more likely to improve students’ non-cognitive measures. (Ferlazzo)
  • Fewer districts with strong unions applied for the district Race to the Top competition. (Flypaper)
  • Los Angeles’s UTLA will be a test-case for the future of teachers union reform. (This Week in Education)
  • Four of five Newark teachers eligible to opt in to a bonus program have not. (NJ Spotlight via Hechinger)
  • Ten big early-childhood stories to track in 2013, from budgets to effective teaching. (Early Ed Watch)
  • The race for the council seat being evacuated by ed committee chair Jackson gets uglier still. (Capital)
  • A teacher argues the evaluation law makes the UFT’s efforts to get a fair system moot. (NYC Educator)
  • A group is petitioning the governor and mayor to intervene after the Horan School incident. (Change.org)