• Mayor Bloomberg is pouring $1 million into three races for Los Angeles’s school board. (L.A. Weekly)
  • A professor who trains school counselors says providing guidance is only part of the job. (SchoolBook)
  • Someone else who has been to Union City, N.J., says its schools are good but not a model. (Sara Mead)
  • For the next two weekends, “This American Life” will be broadcast from a violent Chicago school. (TAL)
  • A retired teacher pens a letter to higher ed explaining why his students aren’t ready for it. (Answer Sheet)
  • A special education teacher says busing for her students was not great before the strike. (MsSpeducate)
  • Just why scores on new teacher evaluations are similar to scores on old ones is not clear. (Teacher Beat)
  • A new site uses dating technology to match compatible teachers and schools. (Dowser via Eduwonk)