• The federal “sequester” cuts would slash more than $59 million from the city’s schools. (Gannett)
  • A court blocked the Empire Center’s request for the names of New York’s retired teachers. (AP)
  • The Common Core ELA standards are now available in a Spanish translation. (Learning the Language)
  • An unexpectedly large portion of teachers opted out of Florida’s traditional pension plan. (Teacher Beat)
  • In Chicago, concerns about what will happen to special ed students at closing schools. (DNAInfo)
  • Union opponents in L.A. are trying to match its “ground game” in the school board elections. (LASR)
  • Arne Duncan visited the Harbor School today and pronounced himself “blown away.” (Twitter, Photo)
  • Two boys, two different reactions to no-excuses discipline at Noble schools in Chicago. (EdWeek)
  • Two of our colleagues have written books on urban schools. Meet them in March. (Teachers College)
  • A five-year-old Bronx boy is in stable condition after being accidentally shot in the shoulder. (NYDN)
  • On his radio show this morning, Mayor Bloomberg had no apologies for the lack of an eval deal. (AP)