- An all-star line-up of charter school opponents and supporters squared off on Democracy Now.
- Will the state ed department create a new district for turnaround schools? Ed in the Apple wonders.
- A Crown Heights school won a $10,000 grant to boost its Mandarin instruction programs.
- A proposal in Chicago would remove parent councils’ power to appoint principals and give it to the city.
- Accountable Talk calls the city’s plan to use student data in tenure decisions a “power grab” for Klein.
- The Times magazine goes in-depth on how much religion American students should get in history classes.
- The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is pushing for healthier and easier-to-access meals at school.
- A group of Queens pols want Asian Lunar New Year to be made an official school holiday.
- The BBC thinks it can find some of the “world’s strictest parents” in outer-borough New York City.
- In the current polarized political climate, does arts ed have a chance? Not at all, argues Jane Remer.
- Norm Scott lists some slogans that showed up on posters at tonight’s rally against Girls Prep’s expansion.
- Arthur Goldstein argues that it’s teachers, not city officials, who really care about students learning English.
- And “all the scholar ladies” at a Wisconsin school channel Beyonce to put their hands up and get an A on it.
Remainders: Questions for state ed on school turnarounds
By Maura Walz