- The Texas Board of Ed approved a new set of social studies standards promoted by conservatives.
- Teachers at Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School announced that they want to unionize.
- Marilyn Gittell, a longtime advocate of community control of city schools, died at age 78.
- The Times has a call out for school bake-in-inspired recipes.
- Jay Mathews takes the “Remember the Titans” school to illustrate how numbers can mask good schools.
- Miss Mimi tried to find a bright side to national standards, but explains why she doesn’t think it’s there.
- A D.C. biology teacher might just be the nation’s only female varsity high school football coach.
- A general ed teacher explains why she usually avoids attending her special ed students’ IEP meetings.
- A Bronx teacher harnesses increased public interest in ed reform to finance his students’ New Orleans trip.
- A teacher explains he shared the results of his data report because it is both meaningless and meaningful.
- The student whose school canceled prom rather than allow her to bring her girlfriend made the TV rounds.
- Chancellor Joel Klein called the city’s graduation rates “a tribute to the mayor’s leadership” on MSNBC.
- And Diane Ravitch said she think the feds should mandate that all students study music.
Remainders: Teachers at a Bronx charter school vote to unionize
By Maura Walz