• No Child Left Behind came close to reflecting Scientology teaching methods, a new book says. (Vulture)
  • An Ohio teacher is suing after she was pushed to retire due to “pedophobia,” or fear of children. (Gawker)
  • Columbia University professors are criticizing the state’s new teacher certification exam. (Teacher Beat)
  • A star of the television show “Breaking Bad” is running for school board in his New Mexico town. (CNN)
  • The Department of Education has published the hearing schedule for 26 schools it wants to close. (DOE)
  • Guidelines from educators and parents on how to make the most of teacher-parent talk. (Sara Mosle)
  • A meeting for high school teachers offered hints about what could come in an evaluation deal. (ICE-UFT)
  • An active union member compares critics of an evaluation deal to Tea Party members. (Ed in the Apple)
  • Some N.J. teachers say having student surveys count in their ratings has been helpful. (Hechinger)
  • The mother of a student with special needs says a school bus strike is a new indignity. (Insideschools)
  • More analysis of the Gates Foundation’s MET Study report finds more shortcomings. (Gary Rubinstein)