- NYTimes tries its hand at characterizing Thompson’s Board of Ed days, a story we wrote last month.
- Leonie Haimson wonders why the Times wants accountability in Albany but not for the city school system.
- President Obama knows what his kids are reading; he says the Harry Potter novels are “pretty good.”
- The end of the federal desegregation decree in Chicago may have consequences for bilingual education.
- Corey Bunje Bower pushes back on Alexander Hoffman’s claim that national standards are useless.
- School districts that ignore rules for spending stimulus money could find themselves high and dry.
- School shootings are more likely in states with a “culture of honor,” a new study says.
- Diane Ravitch fears merit pay is a distraction from more serious and urgent reforms.
- Early Ed Watch checks out the New Jersey gubernatorial candidates’ stances on education.
- The average cost of a public college education rose 6.5 percent last year.
- How much time on Facebook is too much for high schoolers, Liz Willen wonders.
- A lawyer is offering free counsel to laid-off teachers in Washington, D.C.
Remainders: Districts misspend stimulus funds at their own risk
By Maura Walz