- The DOE will open a new school on the Upper West Side, but residents say the plan isn’t good enough.
- The State Assembly re-elected six members to the Board of Regents.
- Could a recession-driven exodus from private to public school reshape the face of public education?
- Chaz explains what the “just cause” and “arbitrary and capricious” standards for firing teachers mean.
- The AFL-CIO is coming out in support of the teachers who were fired in Central Falls, RI.
- Mass Insight’s Justin Cohen says that simply firing all of a school’s teachers is not a turnaround strategy.
- EdWeek imagines emails to RttT finalists and losers. (Finalists are urged to recruit Oprah to the cause.)
- Kindergarten isn’t mandatory in New York State. It’s still probably a good idea, though, says Ask Judy.
- Ed in the Apple writes an open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus arguing against school closure.
- The panel at Morning Joe takes Arne Duncan to task, just a bit, for being too moderate on teachers unions.
- And Duncan foreshadows a Race to the Top competition for early childhood education.
- Draft national standards for K-12 are due out for public comment next week.
- And happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Mimi takes lessons from the good doctor and thinks Duncan should, too.
Remainders: Could private school refugees change public ed?
By Maura Walz