- Kristen Gillibrand and Merryl Tisch helped welcome the newest City Year corps members today.
- NPR visits the Friday night lights of a high school football team on a Kentucky military base.
- Fewer than 5% of kids surveyed by the magazine Highlights named celebrities as role models. (h/t NYMag)
- NYSUT president Richard Ianuzzi discussed Race to the Top for an hour on Northeast Public Radio.
- Insideschools’ student blogger Toni says school governance needs more student input at all levels.
- Arts education needs more serious, comprehensive advocacy, Jane Remer writes at Dewey 21C.
- TeacherMan begins his third year of teaching reflecting on budget cuts in an election year.
- The DOE is ramping up its anti-bullying program, earning praise from LGBT advocates.
- Charter operators are running just the lower grades at four New Orleans “transformation” schools.
- Peter Murphy promotes Vito Lopez’s legislation for facilities aid to charter schools.
- A few school districts around the country are bringing the Amazon Kindle to K-12 classes.
- Another new study on merit pay reports that it is highly effective in India.
- Norm has a post on how Chicago’s turnaround schools policy may have affected last week’s deadly fight.
Remainders: DOE throwing more force against bullying
By Maura Walz