• A primer on how the UFT endorsement will go down includes a note on secret voting. (Ed in the Apple)
  • Two thirds of education “influentials” think a pause on Common Core stakes will happen. (Answer Sheet)
  • It seems like maybe U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan isn’t opposed to a pause. (Politics K-12)
  • Teacher Stephen Lazar, who critiqued N.Y.’s history standards, finds promise in national ones. (Shanker)
  • Three prominent charter school operators are finalists for a new Broad Prize. (District Dossier)
  • Examples from New York City fuel the question of whether school discipline has gone too far. (Salon)
  • A teacher who wants to transform discipline lists old and new ways of handling misbehavior. (Mrs. Ripp)
  • Fred Smith praises the protest at Teachers College against Regents chief Merryl Tisch. (SchoolBook)
  • In addition to closing many schools, Philadelphia is replacing a quarter of principals this year. (Notebook)
  • The city mailed out middle school admissions letters a few days earlier than planned. (Insideschools)
  • Tennessee will pay teachers with top ratings to transfer to lower-performing schools. (Teacher Beat)