• A parent who wants to help her zoned school get better receives tips about where to start. (Insideschools)
  • New York education officials looked to Kentucky when predicting Common Core test scores. (Capital NY)
  • A 50CAN staffer is heading back to work at the New York State School Boards Association. (Eduwonk)
  • Arne Duncan had to cancel his “Education Nation” date due to the government shutdown. (Politics K-12)
  • A Queens middle school teacher describes realizing that he had gotten through to a student. (Edwize)
  • A city teacher advocates for teaching with one’s door open, both literally and figuratively. (Jose Vilson)
  • A Florida student was briefly held back after falling one point short of passing a state test. (Answer Sheet)
  • A quarter of Detroit students got prizes for showing up on Michigan’s “Count Day.” (Joanne Jacobs)