• The feds are okay with New York State’s Race to the Top work, but they’re watching. (WSJ, Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg didn’t bash the UFT on Thursday, signaling that teacher eval talks are ongoing. (Post)
  • Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said she would really like the city to reach a deal on its own. (NY1)
  • Movement for a pause on co-locations has the charter sector worried, and divided. (GothamSchools)
  • Democracy Prep charter schools will get an organization to help students after graduation. (Daily News)
  • John Liu is the first mayoral hopeful to weigh on the Panel for Educational Policy. (GothamSchools)
  • The school bus drivers union says the city, not the union, is behind rising bus costs. (NY1, Daily News)
  • Politicians are renewing a perennial push to make Lunar New Year a possible school holiday. (DNAInfo)