• NY State Sen. Flanagan released a report calling for less state testing. (GSNewsCapital, WSJ)
  • For some advocates, the strongly-worded report’s recommendations don’t go far enough. (Lo-Hud)
  • Former chancellor Joel Klein said de Blasio’s rhetoric on charter schools keeps him up at night. (NY1)
  • KIPP Star Washington Heights is defending its use of a “calm-down room” with students. (Daily News)
  • A new study has found weaknesses in student data protection in school district contracts. (Times)
  • Carmen Farina shied away from strong criticism of charter schools at a Ravitch event. (GothamSchools)
  • Most of a $7.7 million settlement from ed publisher Pearson will support STEM teachers. (WSJTimes)
  • The Bloomberg-era Panel for Educational Policy went out with a whimper in the Bronx. (GothamSchools)
  • The School Construction Authority and a CEC are at odds over changes to Beacon High. (DNAInfo)
  • At a Manhattan forum, the Common Core earned some scorn and some praise. (GothamSchools)
  • John King is still skeptical about the Buffalo school district’s improvement plans. (Buffalo News)