On charter schools:
- Nearly 40,000 applications were filed for the city’s 8,500 charter school spots. (Post)
- The Daily News and the Post rail against the UFT’s interference in the DOE’s charter school plans.
- A Harlem resident says her zoned school is violent, so it should become a charter school. (Post)
- Eli Broad says the new school building he paid for should become a charter school. (L.A. Times)
- Suburban school districts haven’t gotten into charter schools the way cities have. (Washington Post)
- Recaps of the Education Equality Project convention’s explosive lunch session. (Post, GothamSchools)
- Joel Klein and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty visited two East Harlem schools. (Times, GothamSchools)
- Parents say getting information about schools hasn’t gotten easier under mayoral control. (Daily News)
- The DOE says it has made lots of new information available to parents. (Post)
- Chancellor Klein is rebutting the comptroller’s allegations that the DOE has spent profligately. (Post)
- In letters, Post readers weigh in on whether the city’s version of mayoral control should go national.
- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told school board members that their role isn’t obsolete. (EdWeek)
And everything else:
- Some wealthy New Yorkers are suddenly planning to enroll their kids in public schools. (Times)
- Tips for families considering a move based on school zones. (Times)
- Merryl Tisch, the new state Board of Regents chancellor, gets the Times‘ Saturday profile treatment.
- Marcia Lyles is in the final round of a Delaware superintendent search. (Wilmington News-Journal)
- The Administration for Children’s Services is cutting funds from its day care programs. (WNYC)
- A few city schools are testing out the Wii Fit as an alternative to regular gym classes. (Post)
- A former teacher’s aide at a Queens school is suing an 8-year-old who ran in the hall. (Post)
- In Scarsdale, schools are trying to teach empathy. (Times)
- The Wall Street Journal says Democrats are suppressing evidence that D.C.’s voucher program works.