- Kim Gittleson is building a database to track city DOE spending over the past decade.
- Officials refer ELLs to special ed services too quickly in some suburban NY districts, a new study says.
- A Brooklyn 4-year-old died after he slipped and was trapped between the wheels of a yeshiva’s school bus.
- Rick Hess would like to banish the phrase “it’s for the kids” from education discourse…
- …While Linda Perlstein wants journalists to be clearer about how charter schools are funded.
- Jay Mathews encourages journalists (and everyone!) to volunteer helping high school newspapers.
- Micah Lasher, recently the DOE’s and now the city’s top lobbyist, may be considering a State Senate run.
- A mother of a student with autism gives her thanks for city services that have served her son well.
- The Cato Institute argues that proponents of common standards don’t have much of a research base.
- A UFT blogger says that the new tenure rules are evidence that Klein has declared war against the union.
- A teacher thinks the DOE’s thumbs-up to Opportunity Charter shows how Klein is playing favorites.
- Steve Levy tells Ira Stoll that he’s evolving into a charter school supporter, though he still likes vouchers.
- It’s the first anniversary of the stimulus plan. Politics K-12 has ten questions to look out for the next year.
- Berlin exempted children from strict city noise pollution laws. (Wonder how that would go over in Brooklyn.)
Remainders: A new database to track DOE spending
By Maura Walz