• Former school leaders from Queens argue that not all students need academic diplomas. (Indypendent)
  • Middle and high school robotics students are helping to fuel the city’s startup culture. (Epoch Times)
  • Merryl Tisch, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and big funders were at Success Academy’s gala. (Bloomberg)
  • A projection of the drops that could be seen in proficiency rates on this year’s tests. (GS Community)
  • As usual, U.S. leads the world in bachelor degrees, but the margin is shrinking. (Hechinger Report)
  • A veteran teacher recalls that Bill Thompson has not always been a friend to the UFT. (NYC Educator)
  • A longtime education activist, “both praised and vilified,” passed away this week. (Ed Notes Online)
  • A cancer-ridden teacher was busted for dealing meth, sort of like TV’s Walter White. (Post)