• Jan. 17 came and passed without teacher evaluations. (GS, WSJ, NY1, Times, SchoolbookDaily News)
  • U.S. Ed Sec Arne Duncan called both sides late into the negotiation process to urge a deal. (Post)
  • Gov. Cuomo, architect of the deadline, said he won’t restore the city’s lost funding. (GothamSchools)
  • The Post says Cuomo should have known that the city wouldn’t get a deal done if left up to the union.
  • The Daily News also knocks Cuomo’s law, saying he should have imposed evaluations on districts.
  • The city’s school bus drivers strike continued for a second day as both sides dug in their heels. (NY1)
  • Washington D.C. announced it will close 15 schools because of low enrollment. (Washington Post)
  • Michigan’s sprawling charter school sector is prompting self-reflection among advocates. (HuffPo)
  • Nationally, cash-strapped schools are taking different approaches to boost school security. (WSJ)
  • A Queens elementary school student who brought a gun to school prompted a lockdown. (Daily News)