• Inside a Chicago high school that has lost multiple students to gun violence. (This American Life, 1/2)
  • Part two explores the looming end of the school’s federal “turnaround” status. (This American Life, 2/2)
  • What happens if no action happens on “sequestration”: major, major school cuts. (Politics K12)
  • Expanding school choice is taking an emotional toll on overwhelmed parents in DC. (Washington Post)
  • Instead of a test moratorium while Common Core rolls out, a call for a cool down. (Eduwonk)
  • A national charter advocate wonders why authorizers don’t close struggling charters. (EdNews Colorado)
  • Students across the country will join a Google hangout to discuss the State of the Union. (Innovative Edu)
  • Seeing schools as ecosystems and the case for not closing “bad” neighborhood schools. (Mark Anderson)
  • Nearly 60% of New Jersey schools are choosing Charlotte Danielson as their eval tool. (NJ Spotlight)
  • An alternate take on the study that showed VAM matters; is 1% difference enough? (Mother Jones)
  • And a hint at why we now direct donations to Colorado. More tomorrow! (EdNews Colorado)